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The Rivers State Government says it has intercepted a truckload of suspected substandard animal hide, popularly called ponmo, in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of the state, that were imported into the country from Madagascar.

The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Fred Kpakol, who disclosed this to newsmen, said two persons who accompanied the products to the country have been arrested.

The two persons arrested claimed the consignment was owned by a man simply known as Alhaji and contained raw materials for making shoes and bags. Further investigation is ongoing.

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