Customs seize 80,000-litre tankers with adulterated diesel

Marcus Amudipe
Marcus Amudipe

Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service have seized two tankers filled with adulterated 80,055 litres of Automotive Gas Oil, popularly called diesel, in the Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State.

According to The PUNCH, this was disclosed by the Acting Customs Area Controller in charge of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Hussein Ejibunnu.

While handing over the products to the officials of Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Agency, Ejibunnu said that the drivers of the trucks escaped upon sighting Customs officers on patrol.

“After a careful study of the documents being used to convey the product and analyses of samples, it was discovered that the papers were forged and the diesel was of poor standards.”

He said the NCS wrote to NMDPRA to verify the status of the products and the authenticity of documents found in the vehicles, but they were both confirmed to be fake.

Giving a breakdown of the seizures and particulars of means of conveyance, the acting controller said one of the tankers with registration number DBT 599 XA was laden with 44,450 litres while the other one with registration number USL 561 ZC had 35,605 litres of the AGO.

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