The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/Osun area Command has impounded a bullion van and 10 fairly used vehicles loaded with smuggled rice.
The bullion van was intercepted at Saki axis within the command.The Command also impounded 16 fairly used exotic cars, two brand new Land Rover Discovery, one fairly used Man Diesel Truck and a truck carrying a smuggled brand new Honda Accord car.
Addressing reporters at the Command Barracks in Ibadan about the seizures, the Customs Area Controller, Tolutope Ogunkua wondered why some Nigerians remain unrepentant despite the clampdown on smugglers.
He said the arrest of the bullion van, meant for convening cash now used in concealing smuggled imported foreign rice should send a serious signal to the smugglers.
While appealing to well meaning Nigerians to engage in legitimate businesses and shun smuggling, Ogunkua maintained that anyone arrested with smuggled items would be prosecuted and charged to court.