Customs impounds Dangote truck with N47m smuggled poultry products

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded  a truck in Ogun State belonging to Dangote Cement with about 3,000 cartons of smuggled frozen poultry valued at over N47 million.

  NCS Comptroller in Ogun State, Sani Magudu, explained on Monday that the driver of the truck with registration number ICT-13E-047escaped, adding that investigation revealed that the frozen poultry  products were transported into Nigeria from Benin Republic.

 He said: “A trailer belonging to Dangote Group loaded with 3,000 cartons of frozen turkey was intercepted on Saturday 16th September,2017 at about 3.45 a.m. along Sagamu-Abeokuta interchange.”

According to him, the smugglers were not aware that they were being monitored from‎ the point of packaging of the products until the vehicle was impounded at about 3.45 a.m. on Saturday at Sagamu interchange, which links the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway‎.