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Customs seizes N5.1b contraband in Lagos, Ogun

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigerian
Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizing of various exotic cars, foreign
parboiled rice, Indian hemp, Tramadol and other contrabands worth about N5.1
billion in the last four months.

Comptroller Muhammed Aliyu of FOU Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, who
paraded the items in Lagos on Tuesday, said they were seized around Lagos and
Ogun state axis.
He disclosed that the unit, confiscated 3,792kg of
Indian hemp, which were wrapped in different shapes and smuggled into the
country from Ghana.
Aliyu, who revealed that the Indian hemp had a Duty
Paid Value (DPV) of N379.2 million, said they would be destroyed accordingly.
Other seized items were 24 units of vehicles and 34 exotic
vehicles on detention (58), 39,664 bags of foreign parboiled rice (equivalent
of 66 trailers), 3,252 frozen poultry products, and 2,887 jerrycans of
vegetable oil.
Also impounded were 3,792 parcels of Indian hemp, 5x20ft
containers of unprocessed wood, 2,520 bales of used clothing, 710 cartons of
tramadol among others.
Similarly, 58 vehicles under detention/seizure contain three
bullet proof vehicles, among them a Lexus Jeep LX570 (2016) and two Land
Cruiser Jeeps (2017/2018) and six Toyota Camry cars.
Other vehicles included two Toyota Hilux (2017), two Toyota Land
Cruiser (2016), two Nissan Navara (2016) among others.
The Guardian
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