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EFCC intercepts 21 trucks loaded with smuggled foods

Twenty-one trucks loaded with food and non-food items heading from Nigeria toward N’djamena, Chad Republic and Cameroon have been intercepted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 Spokesperson for the EFCC  Dele Oyewale said in  a statement yesterday that the trucks were intercepted in a sting operation by operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the agency at major exit routes along Kalabiri/Gamboru Ngala and Bama  in   Borno State.

Oyewale said those arrested with the trucks would be charged once investigations are completed.

The statement reads: “Investigation 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.”  

Sources:The nation