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Customs intercepts petrol en-route Cameroon

The Adamawa/Taraba Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, has intercepted 12,435 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) valued at N10.8 million.

The Customs Area Comptroller in Charge of the Command, Bashir Garba-Bature, made this known while addressing newsmen in Yola.

He said that the seized items included 491×25lt and 8× 20lt jerrycans of the commodity, saying that the petroleum was intercepted in Mubi enroute to the Cameroon Republic.

“The command officers, while on anti-smuggling operations along the boader frontiers within the period of two weeks, recorded five incidents of PMS interception on its way to the neighboring Cameroon Republic,” he said.

He assured that the command would sustain the fight against the menace of smuggling, saying: “we have strategically deployed our operatives along the flashpoints.”

Bature solicited the cooperation, understanding and collaboration of relevant stakeholders such as the media, sister security agencies and patriotic citizens to effectively put an end to the urgly trend of smuggling.

“We attributed the successes recorded to the unwavering support and encouragement being extended to us by the current leadership of the service under our Comptroller-General, Mr Bashir Adeniyi,” he said.

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