By Zubairu Idris
Katsina – The Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has apprehended a tanker loaded with 33,000 liters of petroleum products in Baure Local Government area of the state.
The Area Controller, Mr Dahiru Abdullahi, told newsmen in Katsina on Monday, that the tanker was apprehended at Maibara border town while trying to cross into Niger Republic, a distance of 16 kilometres.
It would be recalled that the customs banned supply of petroleum products in filling stations within 20 kilometres to the borders.
He said that the vehicle, with registration number: DBT 574 XA, was loaded with petrol from Kano depot, meant for a filling station in Kanya-Babba, Babura local government area in Jigawa.
Abdullahi said that the driver is currently in the custody of the Police assisting customs in its investigations before the next line of action.
He urged the media to continue to enlighten the public on the dangers of smuggling prohibited items and the importance of paying Customs Duty. (NAN)