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Half Year Report: Onne Customs collects N54.1b revenue, with N443m seizures

The Nigeria Customs Service,
Port Harcourt Area II Command, Onne Port, has collected a total of N54 billion
between January and June 2019 with seizures worth N443.3 million in the last six

Speaking with journalists, Comptroller  Galadima Saidu
said that the collected figure for first half 2019
to 15% increase above the 
N46.2 million collected within same period of 2018.

Saidu added that it represents
57 percent achievement of the annual revenue target of N95.7 billion set for
the command in the year 2019.
The Command as well recorded
seizures of thirty-four (34) containers worth Duty Paid Value (DPV) of
N443.3 million in the first six months of the year.

While reiterating that the
command under his watch will continue to be a no go area for non-compliant
traders, Saidu gave a breakdown of seizures achieved within the period.
According to him, efforts are
sustained in top gear by the Officers and Men of the Command to reduce
smuggling to its barest minimum.
He disclosed that 2 x 20ft
containers comprising 2,200 jerry cans of 25 litres of vegetable oil with Duty
Paid Value of N26,136,496.00; 4 x 20ft containers comprising of 6,456 cartons
of foreign soap(detergent) worth N74,947,617; 1x 20ft container loaded with
57,300 pieces of machetes valued at B16,115,234.00; 1x 40ft container loaded
with Scrap metal of various sizes and type worth N5,386,979.00; and 24 x 20ft
containers comprising of 10,800 packs of corrugated aluminum roofing
tiles/sheets and its accessories with DPV N290,823,551.00.
Other seizures he listed
includes 1x 20ft container comprising of 315 bales of textiles (wax material)
worth N18,495,395.00; 69 bags of imported rice and 329
bales of clothing (assorted wears) amounting to N10,725,658.00.

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