Three Chinese nationals have been arrested for importing contraband goods into the country.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has announce the arrest of three Chinese business men identified as Gao Gnuxu, Li Yang and Zhon Showmin, for allegedly smuggling contraband and illegal textile materials worth over N20 billion into the country.
The service has also sealed over 20 warehouses belonging to the Chinese in Kano and Lagos States respectively, in an operation co-ordinated by the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Muhammad Diko Inde.
According to the service, the operation was undertaken under the directives of the CGC who had been monitoring movements of the smugglers who were mainly Chinese and at a stage, the operatives of the Customs conducted undercover operation to locate and discover the actual number of illegal warehouses in Kano State being operated by foreigners with the support of unpatriotic Nigerians.
Shalangwu added that during its investigation, the Customs team discovered over 20 warehouses fully loaded with printed textile materials ready for transportation to various markets in the country.
The CGS, in a state of the matter report, said:
"We have seized the printed illegal materials and sealed over 20 warehouses whose value worth N20 billion.
We are doing this in our effort to make Nigeria free of all illegal businesses, imports and actions capable of totally crippling the country."