About 90 percent of cars in Nigeria are smuggled in

About 90 percent of cars in Nigeria are smuggled in

About 90 percent of cars, including those on display at dealerships in Nigeria were smuggled into the country by unscrupulous elements, says Nigeria's customs.
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