N2bn seizures of Customs FOU Zone ‘A’ on photo news
By Udeme Clement
Days after the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘A’, of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, unveiled mind boggling seizures of 113 exotic cars, some of which were bullet proof vehicles, with Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N1.33billion; 1,000 sachets of Tramadol-X 250mg, 600 cartons of codeine syrup, 12 parcels of Indian hemp, 398 cartons of Really Extra (Diclofenac), 1,056 cartons of Chest and Lung tablets and 49 cartons of Paracetamol injection, the Unit is still in the news for remarkable performance.
The Unit also seized 13,810 bags of foreign rice, 157 bales of used clothes, 180 kegs of vegetable oil, 200 cartons of frozen poultry products, 24 pieces of compressors, 43 bags of used shoes, 280 pieces of machetes, 62 cartons of tomato paste and 265 pieces of used tyres, among numerous items, with total DPV of N2billion, from February 6 to April 16, 2019.
The most outstanding aspect is the ingenuity in which the Customs Area Controller, CAC, of the Unit, Comptroller Aliyu Mohammed and his team displayed in intercepting these items. For instance, the Unit seized a 40ft truck fully loaded with smuggled rice but concealed with bottles of soft drinks, among many items.
Financial Business captured the mind blowing seizures on photo news, as shown below:
Comptroller Aliyu and his team unveiling 1,000 sachets of Tramadol-X 250mg; 1,056 cartons of Chest and Lung tablets, as well as 49 cartons of Paracetamol injection seized by his Unit, before Journalists:
From right: The Public Relations Officer of the Unit, the CAC and other senior officers displaying cartons of codeine syrup and Really Extra (Diclofenac), seized by the Unit:
The CAC and his men showing news men a truck loaded with smuggled rice but concealed with bottles of soft drinks by illicit traders, in attempt to escape security checks but was still intercepted:
Some of the seized exotic cars:
A truck load of foreign rice displayed by the Unit:
The CAC showing a truck loaded with secondhand tyres but concealed with washing machine: