Nigerian Customs Intercepts 40 Drums of Ethanol, N2.5m Fake Currency

In continuation with the fight against smuggling by Officers and Men of Ogun I Command under the leadership of Comptroller Agbara Michael, the Command Anti-smuggling Team intercepted fake currency notes worth N2.5 million at Ihunbo checking point along Sango-Idiroko road.

While being interrogated, the suspect, one Samson Odebija disclosed that he was commissioned by one Alfa to help him transport the fake currency notes to Owode from Idiroko with a promise to reward him with N5,000, but met his waterloo.

Also, the Command Anti-smuggling Crack Team intercepted 40 drums of industrial alcohol known as ethanol. The item was strictly stamped by NAFDAC for industrial use. However, investigation revealed that some unscrupulous elements engaged in distribution of the product to Idiroko populace who ignorantly dilute the item with water and take it as alcoholic drink. This is evidently harmful to the health of the people.

In the same vein, the Command Anti-Bunkering Team ‘A’ while on information patrol discovered a smuggling hideout at Iko-gate along Idiroko road, leading to seizure 160 jerry cans (25 litres each) of Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol.

The daredevil smugglers device a crook method by hiding the tanker and then used other vehicles as shield from public view.

They further nefariously constructed a pipe with an outlet sited in a cassava farm. The fuel is then siphoned into a tank and then into jerry cans with an intention to export the said items in batches outside the country.

-Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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