Nigeria Customs Intercept Prohibited Goods Worth Over ₦ 22m


The Strike Force of Nigeria Customs Sevice, zone “B” CGC in Yola, Adamawa, Taraba axis has seized contrabands and prohibited goods worth over ₦ 22,225,950.00. without customs duty from smulgulers.


The team was led by the Coordinator of the Strike Force in zone “B”, Deputy Comptroller, Olorukoba Oseni Aliyu.


Briefing newsmen on the breakthrough in Yola, DC Oseni said the interception were made possible through the concerted professional expertise and intelligence report received by his men when they were on a routine check.


According to him, among items recovered are 185×50 bags of foreign rice worth N8,755.520, 25 bales jumbo size of second hand clothes valued at N3,526.500, Petroleum products (PMS 378 jericans worth N4,582,740 and 425kegs jericans of engine oil also valued at N4,476.00 were seized.


He further stated that 60 cartons of foreign medicated soaps worth N332,103, 496 sachet of Illicit drugs,tramadol and declofenac with a total sum of ₦ 22,234,409.00 were also intercepted.


DC Aliyu while appreciating the Comptroller- General of Nigerian Customs Service (Rtd) Colonel Hameed Ibrahim Alli for the enormous manpower and the logistic support he is giving to his team, advising the smugglers to desist from cutting corners.


It could be recall that recently, the same team intercepted 404 blocks of canibis sativa worth N32m in Sokoto State and they also seized another contraband items worth N234m in the second quarter of 2021.


He warned that if the smulglers continue to engage in such acts, the service will not relent in its effort to intercepts and prosecute suspected smulgulaers accordingly.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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