The Katsina State Command of the Nigerian Customs Service has said it has intercepted goods worth N42,728,850 from 1 February to 30 March.
Addressing newsmen in Katsina Wednesday evening, Wada Chedi, the Command Comptroller, said detained items were in the worth of N10,935,000 while seized items totaled at N31,793,850.
Mr Chedi said one Surajo Abdulkadir was arrested by Team A of the Headquarters patrol with a used Sienna Toyota.
“The vehicle with registration number LSD 315 FD and an inscription Federal Joint Compliance Monitoring & Reinforcement against multiple taxes and levies, Kaduna State Command.
The suspect claimed to be a police officer and we found in his possession four different ID cards that include: police ID card, Citizen for peace and first aide mission of Nigeria, Nigeria Association if Agric produce dealers and IMAN federal representative if Nigeria Taskforce, Kaduna state.
A police ballistic jacket, a hand cuff, an assistant superintendent of police’s rank badge and a can suspected to be tear gas.”
He said the suspect alongside the exhibits excluding rice, spaghetti, macaroni and the vehicle had been handed over to the police for proper investigation.
Some of the detained items were the Toyota Sienna, DAF truck, Ford Transit bus and Volkswagen Golf 3.
Foreign rice, foreign spaghetti, foreign couscous, foreign Macaroni, vegetable oil, bales of second hand clothing, bags of tiger nut, were some of the seized items.