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Nigerian Customs intercept 15 trucks of food items in Sokoto

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Sokoto State has seized 15 trucks transporting food items in an effort to combat smuggling, which has exacerbated the increasing prices of goods in the nation.

Abubakar Chafe, the spokesperson for the NCS Sokoto Command, informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the trucks were apprehended along the Gwadabawa-Illela road.

Chafe explained that the interceptions were prompted by the large quantity of agricultural produce being transported by the trucks.

He noted that the trucks are currently under the custody of the command, and an investigation has been launched to determine the owners and intended destinations of the food items.

The operation was conducted by a joint team comprising officers from the NCS Sokoto Command, the Federal Operation Unit, and the Intelligent Unit of the Service, according to Chafe.

He emphasized that the operation was necessary due to the ongoing inflation of food items in the country.

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