According to him, the duty value of the seized rice and vehicles has not been ascertained.
The customs officer said that the suspects had been arrested while investigation had started.
“As you can see, the desperation continues and ordinarily no one would suspect this; but it was based on credible information received from the people.
“As I have always said, the smugglers work 24 hours and the customs work 24 hours too to sabotage the efforts of the economic saboteurs,” he said.
Dakingari urged people in the area to continue to give prompt and genuine information to the customs, to discourage smuggling.