Nigerian Customs Seize 32 Containers Of Expired Rice
Inspite of border closure, officials of the Nigerian Customs
has seized 32 containers of expired rice.
Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday
impounded 32 containers of expired rice imported
through the Tincan port, Apapa in Lagos.
An official of the Nigerian custom disclosed to newsmen
that the rice, which had expired since 2018, were imported
from China and Thailand and were about to be smuggled
into the Nigerian market.
The discovery comes barely a day after five containers
laden with rotten fish and other edibles were discovered
in one of the terminals in the Apapa area.
Hameed Ali, the Controller General of Customs, also confirmed
the discovery, while inspecting one of the containers found
some empty bags with new dates, apparently,
to be used to rebag the expired rice.