The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted 42 bags of foreign rice at Kankara axis of Katsina State.
The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Sunday James, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
He said that it was concealed in a vehicle, adding that the officers were on routine patrol along the Kankara axis when they apprehended a vehicle carrying the contraband.
He said that the Command Comptroller Nigeria Immigration Service, Katsina state command, Yakubu Umar, handed over the 42 bags of rice to the Nigeria Customs Service.
The Comptroller General, NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede congratulated the officers for a well-coordinated outing imploring them to be more dedicated to the national course and keep the border secured for a safe nation. (NAN)