Smuggling: 20,550 Litres Of Petroleum Products Intercepted In Adamawa
The Nigeria Customs, Adamawa and Taraba Area command has intercepted a truckload of petroleum products about to be smuggled into the Republic of Cameroon at Sahuda border post between Nigeria and Cameroun in Adamawa State.
About 90 containers containing 20,550 litres of petrol were found to have been concealed in a truck loaded with assorted household consumables, heading to Cameroon.
The Area Comptroller of the command, Kamardeen Olumoh, who displayed the seized items to journalists in Yola on Friday, vowed to defeat smugglers of petroleum products across the Nigeria/Cameroon borders.
He disclosed that his command had stepped up action against smuggling of petroleum products which he said could lead to artificial scarcity in the state.
Olumoh said, “This command has declared zero tolerance for any act capable of undermining the economic strength of our dear country. We will not allow unscrupulous elements who are bent on sabotaging the economy of Nigeria to take advantage of the proximity to the border to engage in illicit trans-border activities”
The comptroller further said that some unpatriotic citizens were bent on sabotaging the system through illegal activities that constituted economic crimes against the nation.
He advised smugglers to explore legitimate trans-border business, saying that the Customs was ready to support only legitimate businesses involved in the import and export trade.