Nigeria Customs seize N572 million worth of goods in 3 months

Smuggled and contraband goods seized by Nigeria Customs, Lagos Zone

The Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’, Lagos, of the Nigeria Customs Service said it has seized smuggled and contraband goods worth N572 million between January 2016 and the first week of April.

The comptroller of the zone, Mohammed Dahiru, according to information released on Tuesday by the Customs, gave the details of the seizure as follows: 4,911 bags of 50kg parboiled rice, 1,5048 cartons of imported frozen products, 1,884 (25 litres) of Vegetable Oil, and 17 trucks of unprocessed teak woods.

Mr. Dahiru said he had resolved to deal ruthlessly with smugglers, “as long as they are ready to circumvent the fiscal policies of the Federal Government in terms of trade”.

“We will continue to arrest and prosecute them as a deterrent to others,” he added.

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