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1,000 Bags of Poisonous Foreign Rice Seized by Custom Officials in Ogun

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The Federal Operations Unit (FoU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja, Lagos, has intercepted over 1,000 bags of foreign parboiled rice smuggled into the country through Benin Republic.

The acting Comptroller, FOU, Zone A, Hussein Ejibunu who spoke during a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday, May 5, said the rice came into Cotonou from India.

According to him, the foreign rice were tested by the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and confirmed to be poisonous and unsafe for consumption.

“After seizing the smuggled rice, we called NAFDAC to conduct laboratory analysis and it was gathered that the rice named SIMBA which consist of Led substances that is poisonous to the body was produced in India,” he saidimg 20220505 230914 2692299156691597172008img 20220505 230907 4348506519137318857470

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