Customs FOU, Zone A, Intercepts Poisonous Foreign Rice, Other Contraband Goods.12 suspects Arrested .Adunni Adetola
The Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja, on Thursday, announced it had seized 7,259 (of 50 kg each) bags of rice, which is an equivalent of over twelve (12) trucks load.
The acting Comptroller, FOU, Zone A, Hussein Ejibunu, who disclosed this at a press briefing said, through laboratory test of the foreign rice by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), it was confirmed that it contained lead, which is poisonous to public health.
“Sequel to a laboratory test analysis on some of the previously seized foreign parboiled rice by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). One of the test parameters indicated some contents of lead (a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element) in the tested rice; making it unfit for human consumption.