Customs arrest 4 Chinese, seizes smuggled textile materials

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ABUJA – Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on said that it arrested four for alleged smuggling and storing prohibited textile in private warehouses at Gandun Albasa commercial Layout of Kano State.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Joseph Attah, NCS Deputy Public Relations , in Abuja.

It stated that Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi, NCS Comptroller-, planned coordinated seizure and arrest of suspects in operation led by Hassan Shallangwa, a Deputy Comptroller.

statement stated that Abdullahi had received tip-off that smuggled textile were being stored in some private warehouses.
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It stated that Abdullahi investigated and sent undercover operatives to monitor the area.

The statement stated that Abdullahi had directed the Anti-Smuggling Task Force to storm the area, seize the smuggled goods and arrest all those connected to it.

It decried nationals disrespect for the laws of the land by engaging in activities that could negatively affect the ongoing efforts of the government to industrialise the country.

“We are Nigerians and have no other country to call our own, hence not tolerate any person no matter where he comes from to disrespect the laws of our country.”

“So far, six warehouses have being opened and found to be fully stocked smuggled assorted textile . Over 20 other warehouses are to be containing same items.

“All the warehouses are sealed and investigation into these illegalities has already commenced.’’

It stated that the NCS Valuation Unit was presently working on the quantity and value of the seizure.

The statement assured abiding businessmen and women that they had nothing to fear as the service was not out to witch-hunt any person, but determined to cripple illegitimate businesses.

It stated that the nationals would be charged to court. (NAN)
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