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Nigerian Customs intercepts vehicle loaded with N71m cash in Katsina state



Nigerian Customs intercepts vehicle loaded with N71m cash in Katsina state

The Katsina Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted a car loaded with greater than N71,350,000 suspected to be for laundering.  


Performing Controller on the command, Dalhat Wada-Chedi, made the disclosure on Monday, November 29, whereas briefing newsmen on the achievements of the command for the month of November 2021.


He stated three suspects have been arrested at Dan Isa group, situated on the financial institution of Niger Republic with the stated quantity in the midst of the night time.



“Whereas intensifying our search on anti-smuggling actions on Katsina-Jibia border axis, we arrested three suspects with N71.350 million Naira money contained in the sales space of an ash colored Toyota Corolla alongside Katsina Jibia axis exit. The stated quantity was stashed inside a ghana should go bag.”


In keeping with Wada-Chedi, what warranted the arrest is that the suspects have been “in possession of over $10,000 undeclared cash, useless of the night time, on the border exit route in addition to within the place the place the border is formally closed.”


“What are they doing with N71,350,000 money at that hour! We introduced the cash, the suspects and the car to the command. We counted the cash, knowledgeable the customs headquarters after which took the cash to Central Financial institution Katsina for safekeeping.


“Nonetheless, we granted the suspects an administrative bail because the case has been transferred to the headquarters as investigations are ongoing.” Wada-Chedi stated.



He stated the command additionally intercepted 230 parcels of Indian hemp price greater than N18.1 million in November.

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“The Indian hemp was intercepted in a truck and the full worth of Indian hemp and truck is N25.9 million,’’ he stated.


He added that the command intercepted eight autos with a complete worth of N14.4 million additionally in November.



“Smuggled rice, spaghetti, vegetable oil, potash and medicaments have been additionally seized by the command in the middle of November, he stated.


“We additionally intercepted cartons of international milk creamer, kegs and sacks of petroleum merchandise, diesel, second-hand garments and child garments.


“Additionally, items of three several types of jack knives and baggage of tiger nuts with a complete worth of N46.5 million have been seized in November,’’ he stated.


“Inside the month of November, we succeeded in arresting 5 suspects and completely different objects price over N176.4 million.” He added 



Wada-Chedi attributed the successes to the tireless efforts of the command and its operatives and known as on members of the general public to proceed to present them the mandatory help.