The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested a suspect, Mr. Moses Degbogbahun, for allegedly being in possession of smuggled imported bags of rice, which were concealed as dead body in a Volvo ambulance car.
The suspect who was a regular road user was arrested along Aradagu Tollgate Road yesterday. According to a statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Taupyen Selchang made available to our reporter Friday morning, the mobile patrol team became suspicious as the said ambulance was patronising the international route with the alleged “dead body” too frequently. He added this curiosity, they said, prompted its stoppage for examination, only to discover that it was carrying 11 bags of imported rice carefully arranged and wrapped as corpse.
Meanwhile, alarmed at the latest antics, the management of Seme Command has warned that no amount of smuggling tactics along the border route would go undetected by the patrol team.