By Godfrey Bivbere
The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said it has intercepted counter banned goods worth over N2.8 billion in the last two months.
Disclosing at the press briefing on the activities of the Command, Customs Area Controller, CAC, Garba Uba Mohammed, said that the Command impounded 850 items with Duty Paid Value, DPV of N378 million.
He said the Command collected a total of N1,9 billion during the period under review.
The Customs boss further explained that 16,729 bags of 50 kilogram foreign rice equivalent of 27 trailers worth N302 million were impound during the same period.
He also noted that 115 cartons of frozen poultry produce worth N728,654 was also impounded.
Others seized items include 57 50 litres jerry cans of vegetable oil, 111 pieces of used tyres, 21 vehicles, 71 50 litres of jerry can of petroleum products and 378 50 kilogram of sugar worth N400,440, N859,345, N134,410,536, N300,572 and N7,394,521 respectively.
Other seized goods are 40 pieces of used textile worth N774,270, 57 packs of Tramadol valued at N11 million, 387 sacks of coconut worth N2.3 million and general goods worth N52 million bringing the the total value to over N2.8 billion, he noted.
He also disclosed that seven were arrested, some of them have been convicted, others bailed while others are currently detained win connection with the above name seizures.