No less than 1,000 bags of smuggled foreign rice have been discovered by the Nigeria Customs Services in a residential apartment in Gombi town in Adamawa State.
NCS made this known on Tuesday in Gombi.
According to the Customs Controller in-charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Mr Kamardeen Olumoh, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and total border closure, some unpatriotic Nigerians are still engaging in smuggling.
He said the smuggled rice were concealed in a residential apartment in Gombi town, adding that the provider of the apartment would also face the wrath of the law.
“We appeal to community leaders to warn their wards against providing their residence for storage of smuggled goods as such action equally amounted to smuggling.
“It is five years’ imprisonment without option of fine under Section 47 of the Custom Act for violators”
He said that the owner of the residence, who had escaped, would soon be arrested to face the wrath of the law.