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Customs to take delivery of 2 Sea Going Vessels

CAC, Western Marine Command, Yusuf Umar, speaking to Newsmen
The Western Marine Command,
Nigeria Customs Service, says its operations will get a boost as it takes
delivery of two sea-going vessels on Sunday.

The Controller of the command, Mr Yusuf Umar, told newsmen
in Lagos that the vessels were christened ‘Customs Pride’ and ‘Group of Nine’.
Kegs of petrol being smuggled out of Nigeria

Operatives of the Command on duty
He said the command had already concluded capacity
training for some of its operatives while more would be trained as well.
“We are set to take delivery of the vessels because some
of our officers have gone on maritime training and back, while more will go for
training too,’’ he said.
One of the boats used for smuggling petrol
Umar said that the ‘Group of Nine’ was so named in honour
of the nine operatives who lost their lives fighting gallantly against
smuggling activities.
“For the ‘Group of Nine, some few years ago some
dare-devil smugglers on the sea trapped our officers and killed them.
“The Comptroller-General did this so that we do not
forget our fallen heroes. That is why all the names of the fallen heroes are
engraved on the vessel ‘Group of Nine’’.
said the command was also working hard to ensure quick completion of the staff
clinic for its staff’ health needs.
urged the operatives to maintain their tools of operation to ensure optimum
also said that the command had made remarkable seizures of smuggled goods
around Badagry and Yekeme axis in the first three months of 2015.
attributed the success to intelligence report, and added that the duty value of
the seized goods were N6.3 million.

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