DC Mohammed Sani passes strong message to smugglers, vows to detect their illegalities

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The coordinator, CGC Strike force, Team A, DC Mohammed Sani Yusuf has passed a strong message to smugglers, duty evaders and perpetrators of unlawful concealment.

 

He said he would be on top of any game of the smugglers and detect their illegalities, seize their wares in accordance with the law and arrest them for diligent investigation and possible prosecution.

The CGC made this known through his coordinator, DC Mohammed Sani Yusuf at the maiden press briefing, after assumption of duty a month ago.He reiterated, very sternly that his Strike force do not  believe in settling down before executing their task in a sensitive assignment.

“Smugglers who thought they could take advantage of the recent changes to carry out their unlawful trade were disappointed.”

“It is pertinent for me to advise importers, licensed customs agents and freight forwarders to imbibe and always operate on good business etiquette by making sincere declarations all the time. With us on the ground, there will be no hiding place for those wishing to cut corners.

They should always acquaint themselves and be guided by policies of the Federal Government and be abreast with the import and export prohibition lists. We will not take ignorance as an excuse under any guise.”

“We are working 24 hours from day one and they have us to contend with any time they dare to carry out their illicit activities either at night or in the day. I am happy to declare that our operatives are relentless and uncompromising as far as this task is concerned.

This is just the beginning of heated anti-smuggling action which we have embarked upon in the entire South West area of the country.

We are ready to run smugglers out of town with the full support and encouragement of our CGC, Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali, Rtd. This task is aimed at protecting our national economy and preventing dangerous importation as well as exportation that contradicts the law.

Our patrolling and interdiction capacity is recharged for round the clock operation against smugglers and anyone attempting to circumvent the due process of Import and export.”He said

He however, declared the seizures they made within the period of four weeks.“ The reconstituted Strike Force Team ‘A’ has collected the sum of Six Hundred and Fourty-Eight Million, Three Hundred thousand, Nine hundred and Eighty-Six Naira only (N648,300,986.00) as revenue through demand notices. It also made seizures worth a total duty paid value (DPV) of Three Hundred and Seventy-three Million, Six Hundred and Twenty-nine Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira (N373,629,700).” He added 

The breakdown of seizures made shows thus:

S/N COMMODITY DPV QUANTITY
1 TIMBER N177,725,200 3X20FT CONTAINERS
2 RICE N43,282,000 1000 BAGS X 50KG EACH
3 TYRES N75,432,000 3,143 PIECES
4 USED CLOTHES N33,876,OOO 320MBALES
5 SHOES N37,846,000 663 SACKS
6 DONKEY SKIN N2,425,000 44 SACKS
7 INDIAN HEMP N13,043,500 137.3KG
  TOTAL N373,629,700  

 

 

 

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