Home Crimes How Smugglers use Peugeot 504 to smuggle 250 litres of fuel to...

How Smugglers use Peugeot 504 to smuggle 250 litres of fuel to bandits in Katsina forest

In a bid to beat the security strategies in place in Katsina State, the Nigerian customs has revealed how smugglers planned to bypass security operatives in the state to supply fuel to bandits in the forest in order to continue with their onslaught in the state.

The Customs Controller, Katsina Area Command, Comptroller Chedu Dalha Wada, while briefing pressmen at the state command disclosed that the collaborators now fabricate the fuel tank of Peugeot 504 to accommodate approximately a drum of fuel in their bid to sell fuel to bandits in the forest.

The Comptroller said they discovered this when two Peugeot 504 with over enlarged tank full to the brim with fuel was intercepted by customs operatives while heading to the forest with fuel for the bandits.

CD Wada said: ”Recently, we intercepted and seized two Peugeot 504 vehicles which the smugglers have fabricated their tanks to carry large quantity of fuel. The smugglers usually go to the fuel stations with these vehicles to buy fuel which they will resell to bandits. Through intelligence gathering, we monitored their activities down to the filling station where they buy from but as soon as they sensed our presence, they abandoned the vehicles which we seized and brought to our office.”

According to CD Wada: “One 504 Peugeot with fabricated tank is able to contain more than 10 jerricans of 25 litres which is equal to 250 litres and a drum of petrol. So, if they succeed in moving one fully loaded tank of 504 Peugeot to the forest, they will have a drum of fuel and you can imagine what that will do for them.”

In the same vein, CD Wada disclosed the achievements of the command between the window of September 5 to October 8, 2021 to include the seizure of 10 vehicles worth 28.3 million Naira in Duty Paid Value, twelve food and non-food items worth 22.4 million Naira in Duty Paid Value, bringing the grand total of seized items to the sum of N50.7 million.

DP

RELATED ARTICLES

Ogun Pupil Slumps, Dies After Tussle With Classmate Over School Bag

A 17-year-old Senior Secondary School 2 pupil of a secondary school in the Itokin area of Ogun State, Habeeb Adeosun, has lost...

N35.5m Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Handsome Owo Prince In Oyo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned an Owo prince in the Federal High Court in Ibadan over a N35.5...

Kenya Two-Time World Championship Medallist, Agnes Tirop Stabbed To Death By Her Husband

A Kenyan athlete, Agnes Tirop has been stabbed to death in her home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Insecurity increases number of orphans, widows in Nigeria — Osinbajo

The Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has called for the assistance of orphans across the country, saying there is a need...

Prophet Joshua Iginla Set To Bury Mother In Grand Style

The General Overseer of Champions Royal Assembly, Prophet Joshua Iginla is set to bury his beloved mother, Dcns. Mrs Lasisi Iginla in...

Ogun Pupil Slumps, Dies After Tussle With Classmate Over School Bag

A 17-year-old Senior Secondary School 2 pupil of a secondary school in the Itokin area of Ogun State, Habeeb Adeosun, has lost...

PANDORA PAPERS: INSIDE GOVERNOR DAPO ABIODUN’S SECRET BUSINESSES, FOREIGN ACCOUNT

In clear contravention of extant laws, Dapo Abiodun, the executive governor of Ogun State, is director of at least two offshore companies...

Recent Comments

Awolola Awofala on APC: There Is Cause For Alarm!!