Katsina Customs Service Confiscates ₦110M Contraband Goods

Nigerian Customs Service Zone B Strike Force Unit has confiscated contraband items worth One Hundred and Ten millions of naira in Katsina State.

Items seized by Nigerian Customs include fifty- two cartons of sensitive drugs with fake NAFDAC number, Seven Hundred and Ninety Cartons of Foreign Produced Soaps concealed in Cartons of Local Noodles and Biscuits and Four Hundred and Fifty bags of foreign parboiled rice among others.

Displaying the seized Contraband items , Deputy Comptroller and Coordinator, Comptroller General of Customs, CGC Strike Force Zone B Unit for Northern Axis, Oseni Olokoba said assured that the Nigerian Customs would not relent on its effort towards reducing smuggling activities its area of operations.

He pointed out that government has heavily invested in Agriculture to encourage local farmers to ensure food security in the country as porosity of Nigerian borders paved way for smuggling.

The Deputy Comptroller expressed displeasure over adverse effects of smuggling on the Nation’s economy.

He explained that with Booster Manpower Support of Comptroller General, smugglers have no hidden place as they would be fished out, arrested and their good will be seized until they engage in legitimate trade.

Olokoba pointed out that efforts of officers and men of Nigerian Custom Service have been boosted through provision of operational vehicles that could fit into tough torrent during operations to reduce smugglers to its lowest ebb.

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