The Hilux van, with police number plate, PF 10889 SPY, was arrested with 27 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice.
“A suspected police vehicle conveying smuggled foreign rice has been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun 1 Area Command.
The Controller, Bamidele Makinde, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Tuesday.
According to him, the Hilux van, with police number plate, PF 10889 SPY, was arrested with 27 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice.
Makinde said the driver of the vehicle abandoned it and fled immediately he sighted customs officers.
The Controller said though he could not authoritatively say the vehicle belongs to the police; he, however, posited that the number plate on the Hillux van with siren says it all.
Asked whether the van would be released to the police, he said the development would be communicated to the NCS headquarters in Abuja for necessary actions.
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