Customs in Sokoto/Zamfara seizes N914.8million dangerous drugs
.Records N995.5million seizures in 2 months
By Udeme Clement
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, Sokoto/Zamfara Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Comptroller Umar Gimba and his men are giving smugglers a tough time.
Comptroller Gimba and his team are using intelligence and unique operational strategies to curb illicit trade within their area of coverage.
This has shown in the number of seizures recorded by the Command in the months of October and November, 2019.
Comptroller Gimba speaking through the Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the Command, Mr. Magaji Mailafiya, disclosed that in continuation fight against illicit trade, their anti- smuggling Teams intercepted 29 prohibited items worth over N995.5 million.
Some of the seized items include 640 cartons of unregistered, dangerous and unapproved aphrodisiacs (sex enhancement drugs), otherwise called Lady Killer, Great man, African Vigra and AK47, with duty paid value of N914,800,000.00, intercepted along Ilella/Kwere axis on November 3, 2019.
More so, the Command on November 25, 2019 seized three Toyota, Carina II with registration numbers AG 462 WSN, ER 415 ABJ, AZ 509 SRZ, loaded with 132 Jerrycans of vegetable oil, 85 cartons of Tiger-head batteries and 86 sacks of 25kg size Monosodium Glutamate around Achida/Goronyo axis.
Also seized were seven sacks containing 800 cutlasses on November 20, 2019, while on Surveillance/Patrol around Ilella.
Speaking further, the CAC appealed to the public to embrace legitimate trade and avoid smuggling in its entirety.
He stressed that Sokoto/Zamfara Command will not relent in its concerted effort at ensuring that smuggling activities are brought to the barest minimum within its jurisdiction.
He advised Nigerians to cooperate with the Service, in order to pave the way for job creation and socioeconomic growth of the country.