Oyo Customs records massive seizures of rice, N92.7m items
.Says no hiding place for smugglers in its domain
By Udeme Clement
The Oyo/Osun Command of Nigeria Customs Service ,NCS, is still in the news for massive seizures of over eight trucks fully loaded with smuggled foreign rice, used tyres, bales of secondhand clothes among numerous prohibited items, intercepted within few weeks of operations.
The items estimated at the Duty Paid Value ,DPV, of N92.7million were seized through intelligence-driven approach without any casualty.
The seized items include, DAF truck with registration number MUS 461 XK carrying 450 bags of foreign rice, another DAF truck with registration number EKY 597 XV carrying 450 bags of rice, a DAF truck with registration number EGB 530 XA, carrying 450 bags of rice, a blue DAF truck with registration number AGL 944 XC carrying 330 bags of rice, a white DAF truck with registration number AKD 977 XQ seized with 400 bags of rice and a green DAF with registration number SMK 226 XR conveying 450 bags of rice.
Others include a yellow DAF with registration number MUS 961XQ carrying 450 bags of smuggled rice, another truck with registration number LND 805 XG intercepted with 450 bags of smuggled rice, another yellow truck with registration number EPE 894 XG seized with 450 bags of foreign imported rice, a red Volvo wagon with registration number DG 32 MUS conveying 50 gallons of vegetable oil, a Mazda with 30 bags of rice, 51 bales of secondhand clothes, 150 pieces of used tyres and 90 bags of rice, estimated at the Duty Paid Value ,DPV, of N92.7million, as shown on the pictures.
The CAC of Oyo/Osun Command: Comptroller Odibu Christopher:
The CAC conducting Journalists round the seized items:
Seized trucks fully loaded with rice:
The CAC with top officers of Oyo/Osun Command addressing the media at the Command in Ibadan:
The CAC during the press briefing in Ibadan:
The Public Relations Officer of the Command: