|Offloading of the seized bags of rice at the WMC base in Lagos|
intercepted a total of 575 bags of smuggled rice with a Duty Payable Value of
N4, 447, 625, and valued N2, 616,250.
Briefing newsmen on Monday at the command base in Ibafon, Apapa
Lagos, Comptroller Umar Yusuf said operatives of the command with support from the Nigerian Navy went after the
smugglers around a creek at Itonhu jetty in Badagry.
The Comptroller said the operatives had to seize what was left
after the smugglers got involved in an accident that caused a portion of the
consignment to drown in the river.
in the process of escaping arrest, ran into a creek at Itonhu jetty where they
hit a hard surface.
and a large quantity of the bags of rice were drowned in the water.
575, with a DPV of N4, 447,625.00 valued at N2, 616,250.00 and brought them to
the base, though no suspects were arrested,” Yusuf said.
notes to those who insist on smuggling as a means of livelihood.
activities as long as the smugglers refused to turn away from their nefarious
year, recorded seizures valued N263, 094,300, with a duty payable value of N269,
recently earned it a commendation letter from the Comptroller General of
Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd.).