The Nigeria Customs Service in Ogun state command (1) had apprehended a man in possession of N2.5M fake currency notes, where it also uncovers 147 kegs of premium motor spirit, also known as petrol along Sango-ota border specifically at ihunbo checking point
The Controller of the command, Mr Michael Agbara told journalists that other seizures made during anti-smuggling activities included 147 kegs of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, and 40 drums of industrial alcohol, otherwise known as ethanol.
The command’s public relation officer Abdullahi Maiwada in a statement said while on patrol; men of its anti-smuggling team were able to uncover a hideout along idiroko road where it was able to seize 160 jerry cans containing premium motor spirit popularly known as petrol.
He said the smuggler's device a method by hiding the tanker and then used other vehicles as a shield from public view.
The spokesman said the suspects had further constructed a pipe with an outlet sited in a cassava farm, adding that the fuel is then siphoned into a tank and then into a jerry can with an intention to export the said item in batches outside the country.
On the ethanol seizure, Controller Agbara told Newsmen that the product was categorized by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control as strictly “for industrial use.”
He said, “The item (ethanol) was strictly stamped by NAFDAC for industrial use.
“However, investigation revealed that some unscrupulous elements engage in the distribution of the product to residents of Idiroko, who ignorantly dilute it with water and take it as an alcoholic drink. This is evidently harmful to the health of the people” he submitted