The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/Osun Command recorded revenue of N8.85 billion in the first six months of the year, Ifeoma Onuigbo, Public Relations Officer of the Command disclosed in a statement.
She stated that the revenue generated from import and export during the period under review stood at N7.2 billion against N7.4billion generated within the same period in 2016, an increase of N1.5 billion.
She said the command also made 57 seizures of various items including textile materials, rice foot wears, vehicles and bales of second hand clothing among others worth N103 million.
A breakdown of the items seized included 33 vehicles with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3.3million, 500 cartons of imported frozen fish worth N3.3million and 250 cartons of imported frozen chicken with a DPV of N2.7million.
Others are 55 jerry cans of 25 litres of foreign vegetable oil with a DPV of N757million, 477 pieces of retreaded Pneumatic tyres with a DPV of N2.8million and 16 bales of foreign textiles worth N3million.
Udoaka noted that some of the smugglers have become so deadly and desperate and have resorted to harassing and intimidating officers.