June 21, 2017 – Smugglers Now Selling Expired Bags Of Rice For Less In Market Across Nigeria – Customs Alerts Citizens
Oyo/Osun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service today warned Nigerians to be wary of buying any kind of rice as poisonous and deadly bags of rice have flooded the market.
The Command confirmed that some unpatriotic Nigerians have conspired with some importers to smuggle into the country via land borders expired and deadly bags of rice into the shore of the country.
Hundreds of bags of rice said to be deadly seized by men of the Command were paraded before newsmen Wednesday.
The area controller of the command, Comptroller Udo-Aka Emmanuel who make the observation at a press briefing in Ibadan yesterday said the expired products were brought into the country every day, adding that its consumption is dangerous to health.
According to him, he had investigated most of the goods smuggled into the country, especially frozen foods and rice, and discovered they are expired.
He noted that his investigations further revealed that most of those rice lasted for the period of four years before smugglers repackaged and change the expiring dates and send it to Nigeria.