Custom Confiscates Jerry Cans Of Petrol Hidden Inside Caskets

Due to the closed border, smugglers have been using new tactics to bring smuggled in goods into the country but the ever watchful eyes of the Nigeria Custom has been interjecting their plans.

On Wednesday, the Joint Anti-bunkering team of the Nigeria Customs Service seized over 23 Jerry cans of Petrol hidden inside ta caskets at  Idiroko border.

Speaking on the issue, the Custom Spokesman, Abdullahi Maiwada said the caskets were abandoned by the smugglers in a Mazda, 626. 


In continuation of the fight against smuggling, a customs joint special taskforce of Ogun I Command, Federal Operation Unit Zone “A” and CGC’s Strike Force intercepted 13 jerry cans of 25 litres and six jerry cans of 10 litres of PMS concealed clandestinely in two caskets.

The said items were conveyed by a daredevil smuggler with the intention of smuggling the items across the border to a neighbouring country in a Mazda 626 with Lagos registration number LSD 617 CW.

“To this end, the command wishes to reiterate its stand that there is no retreat on the fight against smuggling in whatever disguise,

Abdullahi Maiwada