The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff says it has identified and compiled names of firms and individuals who are behind the persistent smuggling of rice across the country.

It also said the comprehensive report would soon be laid before the Senate plenary for consideration and further legislative action.

Chairman of the committee, Hope Uzodinma also called on government and all stakeholders to work together to checkmate what he described as an unwholesome economic trend.

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