The state of the economy is deteriorating as smugglers have devised a new means of smuggling bags of rice into Nigeria, in form of a corpse.
The smugglers now wrap bags of rice as a corpse and carried across the border in ambulance. Confirming this report, the spokeperson Nigeria Customs Service, Seme command, Mr Selechang Taupyen disclosed that the 11 bags of imported rice wrapped as corpse has been seized.
According to Vanguard, Taupyen further revealed that one Moses Degbogbahun has been arrested over the incident saying:
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“The smuggler concealed the smuggled bags of rice in a Volvo ambulance with Reg. No. DV 74 EKY and he was arrested along Aradagun toll gate area of Badagry. The mobile patrol team led by Chief Superintendent of Customs, M. Ozah noted the frequent movement of the ambulance and this aroused curiosity of the team and the vehicle was stopped for proper examination.”