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Customs Service impounds 330kg of Pangolin scales in Adamawa/Taraba

Makes 74 seizures, arrested 20 suspects in 2019
The Nigeria Customs Service, Adamawa/Taraba
State Customs Command, has announced its seizure of smuggled items including
330kg of Pangolin scales, 33,000 litres of petroleum products and assorted
foreign rice, with a duty paid value of N98.3 million.

 Customs Area Controller of the Command, Kamaludeem Olumoh, said that the command,
though an enforcement area, surpassed its target for 2019.

Olumoh said the Command’s revenue
performance was as a result of measures put in place to stimulate revenue

 “The command, though an enforcement area
generated a total revenue of N161.9 realising an increase of N13.2 million or
8.9 percent over the given target of N148.6 million.
“This achievement was made
possible through the various measures put in place to stimulate revenue
generation,” he said.

Olumoh disclosed that the Command
held several sensitization meetings with stakeholders on import and export
procedures, effective border community relations, which led to suppression of smuggling.

For the year in review, the
Command said it made a total of 74 seizures and arrested 20 suspects.

Olumoh however noted that the
achievements were recorded despite some daunting challenges including
difficulty in surveillance of the vast international border, Boko Haram insurgency/communal
clashes and non-adherence to import and export guidelines by traders despite
sensitization by relevant agencies.

He noted that the enumerated
challenges have to a great extent hindered the revenue generation drive of the

The Command, however, is zealous
of its commitment to anti-smuggling operations and further stakeholder
sensitization for greater results, Olumoh added.

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