Nine suspected smugglers have been arrested in Katsina State while allegedly attempting to smuggle various contraband items into the country.

The Katsina/Kaduna Customs Comptroller, Abdullahi Kirawa, revealed this while parading some of the items seized from the smugglers on Monday, adding that the Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the seized items was about N62m.

“I want to call on people to assist the Customs with useful information that will be used in confidence to check smugglers and smuggling activities that are bent on destroying the nation’s economy,” he said.

He listed the items recovered to include, 1,367 bags of rice, 295 petrol jerry cans, 297 bales of second-hand clothes, 75 new wrappers, 295 jerry can of 25 litres of vegetable oil,  53 bags of foreign sugar, 14 cartons of battery, 15 motorcycles and nine cars.

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