Nigeria Customs Service, Kebbi State command has seized goods worth over N200m from smugglers.
Briefing journalists, at the command headquarters, the State Controller of Custom, Yusuf N. Garba said the seizures were made from February 2020 to date through the two borders in the state.
He added that five suspects had been arrested in connection with the smuggling of four trucks fully loaded with hides and skins, 22, 750 pieces of new textile materials, 1, 055 bags of 50kg and 20 carton of 25kg each of foreign parboiled rice and others, smuggled to the country through Kamba, Bagudo border areas of Kebbi State.
Other items seized are 3,159 bags of 50kg foreign NPK fertilizers, 171 bales of second hands cloth and used footwear, 256 cartons of body cream, 90 sacks of power snuff and 43 vehicles and other sundry items.
Garba explained that the borders Kebbi shares with Benin Republic and Niger Republic have been under serious attacks by smugglers.