By Godfrey Bivbere

THE Federal Operations Unit, FOU of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has intercepted assorted goods with Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N2.10 billion between January and November this year.

This came as it recovered about N1.92 billion from under-declared goods cleared from the seaports and border stations.

According to data signed by the Customs Area Comptroller, CAC, Mohammed Uba Garba, a breakdown of the seized goods include 94,713 bags of 50 kilograms of foreign parboiled rice, arms and ammunitions, several exotic vehicles, frozen poultry products and timber.

Others were Pharmaceutical, wild life products, vegetable oil, used textile, furniture, fridges and Indian hemp.

, the rice were intercepted in 474 seizures with 164 suspected arrested and with DPV of N673 million.

Similarly, the Unit impounded 661 pieces of pump action riffles with DPV of N317 million, two seizures of nine containers and three sacks of pangolin shells with DPV N177 million and 207 seizures of vegetable oil, used textile, furniture, fridges and Indian hemp with DPV of N1.148 billion.

Other interceptions were eight seizures of 59 units of vehicles with DPV of N367 million, 67 seizures of 26,855 cartons of frozen poultry products with DPV of N145 million, six seizures of 2,797 cartons of various medicaments with DPV of N87 million and eight seizures of six containers of log wood and eight by 20 footer containers of unprocessed wood with DPV of N78 million.

 

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