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Customs intercepts 1,000 bags of poisonous foreign rice 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 luggage of overseas parboiled rice smuggled into the nation by way of Benin Republic.

 

Talking throughout a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday, Might 5, the performing Comptroller, FOU, Zone A, Hussein Ejibunu, mentioned the rice got here into Cotonou from India.

 

In response to him, the overseas rice have been examined by the Nationwide Company for Meals Drug Administration and Management (NAFDAC) and confirmed to be toxic and unsafe for consumption.

 

“After seizing the smuggled rice, we referred to as NAFDAC to conduct laboratory evaluation and it was gathered that the rice named SIMBA which include Led substances that’s toxic to the physique was produced in India.”he mentioned

Customs intercepts 1,000 bags of poisonous foreign rice in OgunCustoms intercepts 1,000 bags of poisonous foreign rice in Ogun

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