Customs at Western Marine strikes again
.Intercepts over N6.1million poultry products at creeks
.Seizes foreign rice in local boats
By Udeme Clement
Only three days after the Western Marine Command, WMC, of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, seized smuggled poultry products with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of over N6.5million, the Command has again intercepted another set of frozen products worth over N6.1million.
The Command also seized foreign rice smuggled with locally made boats into the country through the waterways.
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Command, Comptroller Binga B. N, disclosed this during destruction of the items, displaying the seized poultry products, as well as foreign rice before Journalists and other agencies of government.
Speaking further, Comptroller Binga revealed that the items packed in over 608 cartons, were seized by his officers through intelligence at Badagry creeks, Lagos.
The WMC CAC stressed that his officers will not sleep until smugglers leave the creeks and waterways, even as he promised more seizures during this festive period.
Financial Business observed that seizure of poultry products has become recurrent, especially by WMC.
This is the outcome of fresh impetus brought to bear by the current CAC of the Command, also indicating how effective the operatives of WMC are holding on to their duties.
Destruction of the seized poultry products: