June 2, 2015

Customs intercepts N122.5m smuggled goods

The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Oyo/Osun Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Oteri Richard, in front leading other Customs officers into Agbaja forest, during inspection of the seizures of 40 vehicles loaded with rice, intercepted in the forest by his Command.

By Ifeyinwa Obi

LAGOS—The Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said it intercepted smuggled goods with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N122.5 million.

Public Relations Officer of the unit, Uche Ejesieme said that the goods were intercepted in Lagos and Ogun States and its environ.

Ejesieme stated the unit was able to effect 205 different seizures of assorted and prohibited items including foreign parboiled rice, poultry products, vehicles, new and used textile materials, soaps, among others.

According to the PRO, “Some of the seized items include 53 different seizures in different locations and those different seizures translated into 3,003 bags of 50kg parboiled rice, with a Duty Paid Value of N19,501,306.