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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operation Unit, Zone ‘A’ has said it arrested 11 suspected smugglers and seized 3,116 pieces of cutlass and 1.7,403 bags of 50kg of foreign parboiled rice.
Speaking with reporters in Ikeja, Controller of the Unit, Comptroller Hussein Ejibinu, said that a total of 53,759 liters of petroleum motor spirit, 3.121 cartons of frozen poultry product and 4.724 bales of used second hand clothings were intercepted for trade infraction, adding that the Unit in a renewed vigour to fight menace of smuggling, had re-strategised its operations to block revenue leakages and to curb the import/export of prohibited goods
The Customs chief gave the other breakdown of the seizures to include; 53,759 liters of petroleum motor spirit, 121 cartons of frozen poultry product, 724 bales of used second hand clothings and three units of used motorcycles.
Others are 97 pieces of used tyres, 11 kegs of 25 litres of vegetable oil, 13 units of used fridges, 700 rolls of cigarettes, 23 cartons of dates, 9 units of vehicles and 2 1×40 containers of charcoal
According to him, 11 suspects were arrested in connection with the seizures and are at various stages of investigations.
He noted that these seizures are worth a total duty paid value (DPV) of N671,609,384 and were seized along the border and port corridors within the South west Zone.
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