Strike force team of joint anti-bunkering operation of Nigeria customs service in Ogun state specifically at itoko in ipokia local Government Area has intercepted 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and six jerry cans of 10 litres of petrol allegedly concealed in two caskets by suspected smugglers.
Urban Express News online gathered that the suspected smugglers were said to have attempted to smuggle the fuel kept in jerry cans and concealed them in two caskets into the Benin Republic before their plan was thwarted.
It was also gathered that the suspected smugglers reportedly abandoned the items in other to evade arrest by the men of the task force in the border area.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the Public Relation Officer of Custom Area Command Seme 1, Mallam Abdullahi Maiwada said; “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 Premium Motor Spirit concealed clandestinely in two caskets.
“The said items were conveyed by dare-devil smugglers 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. “
He said, “We, therefore, appeal 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.”