Marine Customs Command bursts smugglers’ game, impounds 2211 bags of rice, poultry products valued over N20 m
|CAC Johnson Gabriel getting details of the seizures from his team|
|The seized bags of rice being loaded into a truck|
(NCS) on Thursday disclosed that it had impounded 2211 bags of rice, cooking
oil and poultry products valued at N20.4 million.
at a briefing in Lagos, said the seizures were made in two separate operations
by his team.
Lagos State, they impounded 70 cartons of poultry products, 11 bags of rice and
eight kegs of cooking oil valued at N567, 982.
area of the state on Oct. 18, and recorded the seizure of 2200 bags of rice
valued at N19, 893,060.
operations around Badagry and Yekeme area of Lagos State, and the calculations
show a duty paid value of over N20 million.
and the duty is N26, 757.50, giving a duty paid value of N567, 982.50.
N11,701,800 and a duty of N8,191,260, giving a duty paid value of N19,
893,060,” he said.
valued contributions of the Customs Intelligence Unit ((CIU), which he
described as a vital part of their operations.
report they got and did not allow the rains of the late night to deter them
when they set out for the operation.
intelligence report from the CIU and I must say it took precise calculations
because the smuggler wanted to take advantage of a rainy day.”
smugglers would never have their way as the command was adopting new strategies
to deal with the evil act of smuggling.
and it remains zero tolerance for this act that is detrimental to our nation’s
economy,” he said.