Rice smuggling: Customs to use drones

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In a bid to further tighten the noose on smugglers of rice and other prohibited goods into the country, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it will begin the deployment of drones across the land borders.

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Deputy Comptroller-General (DIG) in charge of Investigations, Alh Aminu Dangaladima, disclosed this at the launch of a set of thirty patrol vans at the organisation’s headquarters in Abuja, on Monday.

Dangaladima explained that Customs with the help of the Nigeria Air force has perfected strategy to combat smuggling with high technology strategies.

He said, “We are thinking of having drones and bringing in the Air Force. We are also thinking of having unmanned aerial vehicles these are drones and others that can assist us. This will go a long way in assisting us to combat smuggling. This is in progress.”

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