Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun command on Wednesday said it had intercepted a Mazda 626 car carrying 19 Jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) concealed in two caskets on its way across border to a neighbouring country.
Abdullahi Maiwada, the Spokesperson of the command in the state disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta.
Maiwada noted that the said items were conveyed by a daredevil smuggler with the intention of smuggling the items across the border to a neighbouring country in a Mazda 626 with Lagos registration number LSD 617 CW.
“In continuation of the fight against smuggling, A Joint Special Taskforce comprising of Officers and Men, of Ogun I Command, Federal Operation Unit Zone “A” and CGC’s Strike Force intercepted 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and six Jerry cans of 10 litres of PMS concealed clandestinely in two caskets.
“To this end, the command wishes to reiterate it’s stand that there is no retreat on the fight against smuggling in whatever disguise,” he said.
He appealed to the general public to embrace legitimate means of livelihood and to avoid smuggling in all its ramifications.
“The eagle eye is all around Ogun state to halt new techniques initiated by economic saboteurs to perpetuate their illicit acts,” he said.