The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday received thirty additional Toyota Hilux patrol vehicles from the government to improve its anti-smuggling campaign in the country.
The Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Aminu Dangaladima, said that the responses at the scene of any smuggling activity in the country would be swift and decisive.
“On June 11, the Service received the first batch of 20 Toyota Hilux vehicles as part of the Federal Government support to curtail smuggling of prohibited items, especially rice. With this robust support coming from the Federal Government, NCS today is in a better position to deal decisively with the enemies of Nigeria’s security and economic prosperity,” Dangaladima said.
The Deputy Comptroller-General urged officers that would be using the vehicles to make proper use of them to achieve the desired result
He also appealed to border community dwellers, to support the Nigeria Customs Service by providing useful information on smuggling activities around their communities.
On fighting smugglers on the sea, Dangaladima said the NCS was collaborating with the Nigerian Navy and other agencies to achieve the desired results.