EFCC intercepts 21 food-loaded trucks headed to Chad, Cameroon

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted 21 food-loaded trucks headed to Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

This was done by operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of  the anti-graft agency.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, the Spokesperson for the Commission Dele Oyewale, said the trucks were intercepted in a sting operation at major exit routes along Kalabiri/Gamboru Ngala and Bama roads, Borno.

“Investigation showed food items cleverly concealed in the trucks that would have gone undetected but for the eagle-eyed vigilance of operatives of the commission.

“Further checks showed  the Waybills covering the goods carried by the trucks indicated their destinations as N’djamena, Chad Republic, Central Africa Republic and Cameroon respectively.

“The arrest of the trucks is expected to stem the tide of food insecurity occasioned by unscrupulous antics of smugglers across the country,” he said.

He said the suspects arrested with the trucks are being profiled and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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