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Nigerian Customs Seizes Over 1,000 Bags of Poisonous Foreign Rice in Ogun State

The Nigeria Customs Service disclosed on Thursday in a press briefing it intercepted over 1,000 bags of poisonous rice in Ogun state.

Customs during a press briefing stated that the parboiled rice was smuggled into the country through the Benin Republic.

The Acting Comptroller, FoU, Zone A, Hussein Ejibunu, said the rice was produced in India

“After seizing the smuggled rice, we called NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) to conduct laboratory analysis and it was gathered that the rice named SIMBA which consists of Led substances that is poisonous to the body was produced in India,” Ejibunu said.

 

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