The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/Osun Command, has repositioned its security network within the border lines of the Command to prevent smuggling of prohibited goods into the country through the region.
This is sequel to recent uncovering of a new trend of smuggling contra-band items concealed with veterinary chemical products into the Command.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC), of the Command, Mr. Oteri Richard, said this in a chat with Sunday Vanguard, warning smugglers to desist from illegal border trades to enhance sanity in the economic environment.
The CAC explained that Customs officers from his Command while on patrol intercepted two trucks loaded with rice and concealed with veterinary chemical products by smugglers, but their effort was thwarted by officers who carried out a thorough search and eventually discovered that they were conveying prohibited goods.
He said, “The Comptroller General of Customs, Alhaji Abudullahi Inde Dikko, has equipped us with necessary logistics to enhance efficiency in our statutory duty and we in Oyo/Osun Area Command reiterate our commitment to curb smuggling in the region”.