The Nigerian Customs Service has announced seizure of 223 vehicles by the Compliance Task Force set up by Comptroller-General Hammed Ali.
Thirteen of the total car seized are said to belong to a senator from Kano State, according to the Task Force Zonal Commander, Mr. Bala Dole.
Mr. Dole refused to identify the senator but disclosed that the 13 cars were trailed from Maigatari in Jigawa State, noting that they were smuggled into the country.
Twelve of the vehicles were identified as brand new Toyota Hilux, while the thirteenth vehicle was said to be a Toyota Land Cruiser.
“Based on the intelligence report, the vehicles were 30 in number but we were able to trail 13 of them 12 of which were hidden in the senator’s compound.
“We sealed the house and retrieved the vehicles and they are now in our custody,” Dole said.
Though the Zonal Commander refused disclosing the identity of the senator, there are only three senators representing Kano State, namely: Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Kano central; Barau Jibrin, Kano North and Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, Kano South.