Kebbi Customs intercepts 11,950 liters of PMS from smugglers


Out of Olanrewaju LawalBirnin Kebbi

That Nigerian customs service Kebbi State Area Command has intercepted 478 25 liter canisters containing 11,950 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) intended to be smuggled out of Nigeria via the Yauri Waterway.

The renewed offensive against smugglers over the past two weeks has seen the commando seize a range of PMS, second-hand clothing, used vehicles and foreign fertilizers, among other items.

The command’s PR officer, Mr Nasiru Manga, confirmed this in a statement made available to journalists in Birnin Kebbi.

He said: “Anti-smuggling agents from Nigeria’s Customs Service, Kebbi Area Command, continued to make life difficult for oil smugglers as the Command’s anti-bunkering team seized 478 25 liter (11,950 liter) canisters of PMS being smuggled were due to leave the country via the Yauri Waterway on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

“Based on a tip, Intelligence agents had monitored the movement of loaded canisters of PMS to a location near the waterway for a number of days before deploying the anti-bunker unit, which struck and intercepted the 11,950 liters of PMS and evacuated the product to Command Headquarters at Birnin Kebbi.”

Manga quoted Nigerian Customs Service’s Kebbi Area Controller, Mr Joseph Attah, as commending the cooperation of the units under command for the confiscation. He said: “Commenting on the development, Customs Controller, Kebbi Area Command, Comptroller Joseph Attah, commended the fruitful cooperation of the relevant units under the command and stressed the need for security agencies to share information, work together and produce results that are in the interest of the.” Nation. “Together we are stronger,” he said.

Attah further reiterated the Command’s determination to closely monitor all waterways under the Command, especially during this rainy season, against the smuggling of PMS, rice, second-hand clothing and other items that could endanger national security and the economy.


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