Nigerian customs on Wednesday intercepted 19 cans of gasoline concealed in two coffins. Fuel from contraband.
It would be taken for a hearse. Both the Mazda 626 was carrying two coffins. And by raising these beers, one would think that humans were there to be taken to their last home.
But by intercepting the so-called undertaker, the customs of Ogun State (southwest) discovered 19 cans of gasoline 25 liters instead of human corpses.
« The items in question were smuggled by a smuggler across the border to a neighboring country on a Mazda 626 bearing the Lagos LSD 617 CW registration number. Said Abdullahi Maiwada, Ogun’s customs spokesman.
He further indicated that this capture is part of the « Eye the Eagle » operation, intended to dismantle new practices and methods experienced by smugglers to evade customs and police controls.
« We will be ruthless to any offender because these are economic crimes severely punishable under our criminal code, » said Maiwada, who called on the public to denounce any smuggling activity in the region.
Smuggling is widespread in Nigeria, especially in petroleum products. An activity fueled largely by endemic corruption in the country.