Join our 1,296,793 Subscribers

Get Hottest Naija News straight to your inbox!

165,554FansLike
68,466FollowersFollow
984,000FollowersFollow

BUZZING

Home News 3 Years Jail Term For Smuggling One Bag Of Rice Into Nigeria...

3 Years Jail Term For Smuggling One Bag Of Rice Into Nigeria – Customs CG, Hameed Ali

- Advertisement -

The Nigerian Customs Service has bagged a 3-year jail-term for anybody who smuggles a bag of rice into Nigeria. 

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service Col. Hamid Ali (rtd), revealed this while addressing the border communities of Nigeria/Niger at Maigatari L.G.A in Jigawa State on Thursday.

Hameed Ali said that the act of smuggling contrabands food items into the country plays a key role in dangering the economy of the country.

“Federal Government is making efforts to improve Agriculture especially rice farming but the foreign rice been imported to the country massively through illegal borders is sabotaging government policies.

“Most of these rice are being imported by you on motorcycle through illegal borders,” Hamid Ali stated.

“No compromise, anybody found culpable will be prosecuted accordingly and the minimum punishment for smuggling a single bag of rice is three years jail term,” he stated.

He also urged border communities to support the efforts of the government in fighting illicit importation of contrabands food items into Nigeria, which is detrimental to citizen’s health by feeding security agencies with useful information.

Ali also warned security operatives to be watchful, vigilant and cordial with other members of the borders communities.

zarahttp://makingmoneyinnigeria.com.ng
Zara is a prolific journalist and the Head of Content in the 36Naija Newsroom. He loves sports, politics, and music. He was recruited into the 36Naija team due to his wealth of experience. For your press releases and promotions, reach out to him on +2348061122538.

JUST IN

BIAFRA: ‘Muhammadu Buhari Must Release Sowore’ – Nnamdi Kanu Urges UN

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has told the United Nations to mediate on President Muhammadu Buhari's refusal to...

Naira Marley’s Fraud Trial Set To Start Next Month

Controversial Nigerian music star, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley will be back in court on October 22nd for the commencement of his fraud trial. 36NAIJA...

Former Chelsea Player, Didier Drogba Named As Ballon D’or Ambassador

On Thursday, Didier Drogba was chosen as the France Football’s Ballon d’Or ambassador according to 36Naija Sports. The Cote D'Ivoire star will co-host the award...

Ycee Attacks Tinny Entertainment For Not Paying Him His Royalties

Nigerian rapper, Ycee has taken to his Instagram handle to slam his former record label, Tinny Entertainment for not paying him after the music...

Victor Lindelof Extends Manchester United Stay

Manchester United defender, Victor Lindelof has signed a new 5-year contract at the club. The 25-year-old Swedish international has committed his long-term future to Old...

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Speaks After Meeting With UN Officials (Photo)

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has finally reacted to the news of meeting with the United...

3 Islamic Clerics Dupe and Gang-Rape Female Victim In Ogun State

3 self-acclaimed Islamic clerics who specialize in scamming unsuspecting members of the public have been apprehended by the Ogun state police command. The suspects, who...

Kenyan Preacher Conducts Deliverance By Giving Members Hot Slaps (Video)

The video of a Kenyan pastor, James Ng’ang’a is trending on the internet as he conducts a deliverance service for his members by slapping...