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Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Lagos, have arrested 12 smugglers in connection with 9,049 bags of foreign rice laden in 15 vehicles, exotic vehicles and other contraband valued at N1.34 billion. Within a month 14,565 bags of rice have been impounded by the unit in Lagos alone.
A Customs officer, Rasheed Abdulsalam, attached to the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Lagos was, last Saturday, kidnapped after a fierce clash with notorious smugglers.
The Federal Operations Unit, Zone `A` of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted 10 trailers loaded with parboiled rice and other contraband goods with Duty Paid Value of N1.62 billion, from March 9.
The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, in Lagos Wednesday said it had seized 98 bags and 570 parcels of Indian hemp with duty paid value at N74.4 million.
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of Federal Operations Unit, FOU, zone ‘A’ of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Comptroller Mohammed Uba has declared that the owners of 16 exotic cars seized by FOU will forfeit them to the Federal Government after 30 days.
The Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja of the Nigerian Customs Service has said it intercepted 18 cars worth N303 million coming through unapproved routes in February.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 177 units of vehicles and other items including unused tyres and food items from smugglers through the Lagos border.
The Nigerian Customs Service has said that the porous nature of the country’s borders is a major obstacle to their efforts to stem the influx of smuggled items.
The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Area Command, says one of its operatives, Muhammed Maigari, was macheted by armed smugglers at Ibeji River around Idogo-Ifoyintedo axis in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, and currently under intensive medical attention.
The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), intercepted contraband goods with Duty Paid Valued (DPV) of N5.96 billion between January and December 2017.
The Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, yesterday disclosed that it has intercepted goods smuggled and concealed valued at N1.595 billion in November.
The Nigeria Customs Service has confiscated 64 vehicles valued at over N1.3 billion during a raid at Omole Estate and Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos.
The Nigeria Customs Service on Monday in Benin destroyed imported frozen poultry products seized along Benin/Ore axis with duty paid value of N7.2m.
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