Comptroller Ejibunu, seizes contraband worth N2.8, arrests 29 suspect


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit, FOU Zone A Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday, said that it has  seized contraband goods worth N2.8 billion, generated the sum of N305.3 million as revenue, in the first quarter of this year 2024; with duty paid of N2,877,049,777 while 29 suspect were arrested in connection with the  seizes goods.

The Controller further emphasized that the command made a revenue recovery of N305.3million representing 67% collection of their target.

Comptroller Ejibunu Hussein while speaking with journalists he said anti-smuggling officers attached to the unit were recently shot at by smugglers along Igbori Village in Oyo State, but the assailants “were repelled with superior fire power”.

Customs FOU 'A' seizes N2.8bn goods, arrests 29 suspects in Q1

The Comptroller, also warned smugglers using fake plate numbers for snuggling of vehicles into the country, saying that if they did not stop the illegal act, the anti-smuggling officers of the command will always intercept them before they get to their destination.

Customs FOU 'A' seizes N2.8bn goods, arrests 29 suspects in Q1

Some of the seized items include rice, vehicles, tomato paste, premium motor spirit and used tyres, second hand clothes among others.

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