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NCS Raids Plastic Rice Warehouse In Ikeja Lagos, Warns Nigerians Against Tomato Rice Brand

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NCS Raids Plastic Rice Warehouse In Ikeja Lagos, Warns Nigerians Against Tomato Rice Brand

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December 21, 2016 – NCS Raids Warehouse Filled With Plastic Rice In Ikeja Lagos, Warns People Against Tomato Rice Brand

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, says it has uncovered a warehouse filled with bags of plastic rice in Ikeja area of Lagos State. The fake rice was stored for sale during the Christmas season.

The Customs Area Comptroller, CAC, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Ikeja, Compt. Haruna Mamudu, who made this known on Tuesday, said the unit had so far evacuated 102 bags of the plastic rice for further analysis.

He disclosed that the rice, which was tagged ‘Best Tomato’, had no manufacture or expiry date as well as National Agency for Food And Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, registration number.

According to him, ‘‘As I speak with you, we have successfully evacuated 102 bags of 25kg branded Tomato Rice without any date of manufacture not to talk of expiration date and NAFDAC Batch Number.

“We are still investigating to ascertain how much of this rice has been circulated and how best to retrieve it in order to protect and safeguard the health of Nigerians and bring those behind it to book.”

Mamudu continued that preliminary analysis of the rice after boiling it showed that the rice is sticky and not hygienic for consumption.

His words, “Preliminary analysis on the plastic rice after boiling showed how sticky the rice was and only God knows what would have happened if our people consumed it. I advise these economic saboteurs who see the Yuletide season as a peak period for their nefarious acts to desist from such illegal business as the unit has devised other operational modalities that will make them count their loses.”

The CAC lauded Nigerians who provided intelligence for the discovery of the warehouse where the plastic rice was discovered.

“You will agree with me that smuggling is a global phenomenon which cannot be curbed entirely but can be brought to its barest minimum. I also want to use this medium to appreciate well-meaning Nigerians who provided us with prompt information that led to this discovery,” he stated.

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  1. fifelomo

    December 21, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Thank you for this information. Just wondering what the world is turning too.

  2. Francesca Omolara Bello

    December 21, 2016 at 11:37 PM

    This is ridiculous !!!
    I hope this is not mischievous, to make people panic for nothing.

  3. Lola O

    December 22, 2016 at 12:15 AM

    It is for real. Where was Customs at the port of entry where these killer products came in from? Those of us in the Western world knew about the synthetic rice being in circulation in Africa since May. Pour the rice into a bowl of water and if most of it float on top, then it is plastic. They are usually mixed with some real rice, in order to deceive. These produce lead to cancer, if consumed. Also, human remains are being used to produce corned beef in China. I don’t eat corned beef any more. Buyers better beware, this is no joking matter. God punish the Chinese. They don’t give a damn what they do for money, worse than Nigerians in a subtle way, not loud about their criminal activities. Has anyone noticed the Chinese don’t eat the same food they sell to the public? Has anyone wondered WHY?

    • Jilo

      December 22, 2016 at 4:18 PM

      Lola you are right about that. The Chinese people do not eat the same kind of food they sell to us. I’m not just saying this but I have had a good experience about this.

      These Chinese people have really studied our society and they realized that our health means nothing to us and we love money more than our soul, that was why it was very easy to ship in those killer Rice in collaboration with some unscrupulous people for reducing our population. I bet you they dare not send this product to the western world because they have specialists who will never betray their people by performing thorough inspection.

      At least our government is oblige to make this Country saver for us even if they fail us economically, they should not have allowed to let this product to have its way into the Country not to talk of going after the criminals for seizure.

  4. Konga

    December 22, 2016 at 2:00 AM



    December 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    why are we so wicked in this country? God will have mercy on us

  6. sola olaniyi

    December 22, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    some people are just heartless

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