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Nigeria Navy seizes N34m smuggled rice, arrests seven


The  Nigerian Navy Ship Victory has arrested seven  suspects with 1,221 bags of contraband rice valued at N34m.
   

   
The bags of  rice were  being smuggled from Cameroon to Akwa Ibom State when the wooden boat conveying  them  was intercepted.

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Those arrested in  connection with the seizure were Austine Ataejit, Napoleon Sanamy, Daniel Effiong Bassey, Inioyekenimi Sanugba, Bright Bassey Okon, Victory Edet Ita, and Nathaniel Jonathan.
   

   
While handing over the items and the suspects to the Nigeria Customs Service, the Commander of NNS Victory Navy Commodore Vincent Okeke said, “These items were seized on  October  26 offshore Ibaka while the vessel was transporting  them  from Cameroon to Akwa Ibom State. The wooden boat was arrested by our men and brought to the base. On getting to the base we recovered 1,221 bags of foreign parboiled rice.
   

   
A Chief Superintendent of Customs, Sanusi Barade, who is also in charge of Border Drill comprising all security agencies, received the items and the suspects. Punch

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