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Western Marine Customs Command impounds N2.2 m rice

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Western Marine Command
has disclosed that it intercepted 200 bags of rice with Duty Paid Value (DPV)
of N2, 233, 980.
Controller Johnson Gabriel said in Lagos that the
command was prepared to deal with the smuggling activities along the creek
areas under its jurisdiction.

He said that following a tip-off, operatives of the command,
were able to intercept the consignment of smuggled rice around the Novo Creek
within the Yekeme area of Badagry.
Gabriel said the command would leave no stone unturned
in the fight against smuggling, while promising perpetrators a tough time.
“We will continue to be ahead of the smuggling
activities, and the bottom line is to frustrate their efforts and make
smuggling unprofitable to embark on.
“It has never been ‘business as usual’ because we want
people indulging in smuggling to understand just how it can be damaging to the nation’s
economy,” Gabriel said.
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