The Nigerian customs service,(NCS) in Ogun have intercepted two long trucks allegedly belonging to Dangote Cement Factory, Ibese, Ogun State
The truck was fully loaded trucks with smuggled foreign rice at the time they were intercepted.
The trucks, it was gathered have Dangote Cement logo clearly inscribed on them.
One of the trucks has the registration number, ICT-17F-014, while the other was unmarked.
Addressing newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Idiroko border, the Controller, Bamidele Makinde, said he could not confirm whether or not the trucks belong to Dangote Cement, saying most of owners of the trucks might be franchisees of the factory.
Makinde said that each of the two trucks were conveying 882 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice along Abeokuta axis when his officers stopped them.
Between the month of May and June 27, it was stated that a total of 8,417 bag of rice, valued at N131,145,277, were seized by the NCS in Ogun.
He disclosed that the command generated a total sum of N12,818,181 from importation and auction sales of petrol intercepted at different locations and exit points to the Republic of Benin during its anti-smuggling operations.
Similarly, a truck load with about 320 cartons (23,400 pairs) of imported foot wears with an estimated duty paid value of N764,974,800, was intercepted by the command.