The Nigeria Customs Service has discovered that cars smuggled into the country from Libya, come with weapons.
Senior officials of the service made this revelation in Kaduna while giving operational update in the last two months.
They also disclosed that thousands of smuggled bags of rice have been seized, with the bulk of the seizures happening at the popular Mando garage in the state capital.
The Federal Operations Unit, Zone B of the Nigerian Customs Service and rice farmers in the zone met to discuss how the menace of smuggling could be tackled
Senior customs officers suspect some of them are conniving with smugglers.
They say bags of seized foreign parboiled rice are now been re-bagged in local sacks.
The Customs officials are not happy that the Republics of Benin and Niger are working hard to frustrate the good work of the government.
They disclosed that cars smuggled into the country, now come with weapons especially those from Libya.
The rice farmers and millers are charged to partner with government to grow the economy.
They promise to do their best.
The farmers are also calling on Nigerians to endure what they call “the initial pain of change”.
The rice farmers and the Nigerian Customs service both believe that the government is right on the border closure.