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Monday, 18 September 2017

Customs Intercepts Dangote Truck Containing N47m Worth Of Contraband Frozen Poultry.

 
A truck belonging to Dangote Cement company in Ogun State containing 3,000 cartons of contraband frozen poultry valued at over N47 million has been seized by the Nigeria Customs Service.

The Comptroller of NCS in the state, Sani Magudu, made this known on Monday, September 18,‎ at a press conference,

The truck, with the inscription Ibese 13 and registration number ICT-13E-047, was parked on Monday within the command premises in Abeokuta fully loaded with the products.

Mr. Madugu said investigation showed that the frozen poultry was being transported into Nigeria from Benin Republic. “A trailer belonging to Dangote Group loaded with 3,000 cartons of frozen turkey was intercepted on Saturday 16th September,2017 at about 3.45 a.m. along Sagamu-Abeokuta interchange,” he said.

He said the smugglers were not aware that they were being monitored from‎ the point of packaging of the products until the vehicle was impounded at about 3.45 a.m. on Saturday at Sagamu interchange, which links the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway‎.

“We are one step ahead of them. The smugglers now connive with Dangote truck drivers. We started monitoring them from their loading spot to Sagamu interchange where the vehicle was intercepted,” he said.

Mr. Madugu said investigation showed that the frozen poultry was being transported into Nigeria from Benin Republic. “A trailer belonging to Dangote Group loaded with 3,000 cartons of frozen turkey was intercepted on Saturday 16th September,2017 at about 3.45 a.m. along Sagamu-Abeokuta interchange,” he said.

He said the smugglers were not aware that they were being monitored from‎ the point of packaging of the products until the vehicle was impounded at about 3.45 a.m. on Saturday at Sagamu interchange, which links the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway‎.

“We are one step ahead of them. The smugglers now connive with Dangote truck drivers. We started monitoring them from their loading spot to Sagamu interchange where the vehicle was intercepted,” he said.

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