The Nigeria Customs Service has raised alarm over the new method devised by smugglers to illegally convey rice into the country.
The service via a statement by its spokesperson, Selechang Taupyenon Thursday said it had seized 11 bags of imported rice wrapped as corpses.
The statement said the smugglers used an ambulance for their operation to deceive officials.
He said, “The smuggler concealed the smuggled bags of rice in a Volvo ambulance with Reg. No. DV 74 EKY and he was arrested along Aradagun toll gate area of Badagry.
“The mobile patrol team led by Chief Superintendent of Customs M. Ozah, noted the frequent movement of the ambulance and this aroused curiosity of the team and the vehicle was stopped for proper examination.
“During the examination, 11 bags of imported rice were discovered and they were carefully arranged and wrapped as a corpse.
“The suspect is still undergoing investigation for possible prosecution.”