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EFCC Arrests Suspected Food Smugglers 

 

 

Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 21 trucks loaded with food items suspected to be heading outside Nigeria.

EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to him, the trucks were intercepted in a sting operation at major exit routes along Kalabiri/Gamboru Ngala and Bama roads, Borno.

“Investigations showed food items cleverly concealed in the trucks that would have gone undetected but for the eagle-eyed vigilance of operatives of the commission.

“Further checks showed the waybills covering the goods carried by the trucks indicated their destinations as N’djamena, Chad Republic, Central Africa Republic, and Cameroon respectively.

“The arrest of the trucks is expected to stem the tide of food insecurity occasioned by unscrupulous antics of smugglers across the country,” he said.

He further stated that the suspects arrested with the trucks are being profiled and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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