Nigeria probing ‘plastic rice’ smuggled into country

The BBC is reporting that Nigeria has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of ‘plastic rice’ smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen.

The Nigerian customs service says the fake rice was intended to be sold in markets during the festive season.

He said the rice was very sticky after it was boiled and could be harmful if people ate it.

It is not clear where the seized bags came from but rice made from plastic pellets was found in China last year.

Rice is the most popular staple food in Nigeria.

The BBC’s Peter Okwoche says it is the only foodstuff that crosses cultural and ethnic lines across the country

8 Responses to Nigeria probing ‘plastic rice’ smuggled into country

  1. Jennifer December 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    That is all these thieving, dishonest people do. Dump their inferior foods and GMO on the so called third world countries to kill we out. But we ain’t going no where. Money, money,money.

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  2. jrsmith December 21, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    We are so easy to be fooled, because the white man have black people brains so confused and then the evil black man is doing the same to his black fellowmen. didn’t they found some in Jamaica as well……

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  3. Sally Bannister
    Sally Bannister December 21, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Andrew Beckles

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  4. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor December 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    O Lord we need you to protect us

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  5. Ego December 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Almost sure it is a Nigerian brining it in.

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  6. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 21, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    We need to stop import goods from China

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  7. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn December 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    The Chinese making all kinds of false things just to make quick money.

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  8. Shari A Lobo
    Shari A Lobo December 21, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    The BBC is reporting so which country was the rice smuggled into? Barbados or the U.K.?

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