Customs in Kaduna seizes 147 Jack Knives, items worth N305.7million
In its efforts to thwart the nefarious activities of smugglers within its area of responsibility, the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ Kaduna of Nigeria Customs Service, has seized prohibited items worth over N305.7million.
The seizures were made through intelligence and doggedness of officers
from January 1 to February 28, 2023.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Unit, Compt Musa Ibrahim Jalo disclosed these details through the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Unit.
He revealed that the Unit made a total of 130 seizures of different items at various locations in the Zone.
The Seized items include nine Units of Used Vehicles; two Means of Conveyance; 724 bags of Foreign Rice (50kg each); six Cartons of Foreign Machetes; 163 Jerrycans of Vegetable Oil (25 litres each); 646 Cartons of Foreign Spaghetti and Macaroni.
Other seizures were 90 Bales of Foreign Secondhand clothes; 569 packs of Foreign unregistered pharmaceutical products: 119 packs of unregistered Tramadol and Tramaking 225mg; 17 Sacks of Secondhand Shoes, seven Cartons of Foreign Cigarettes, 147 pieces of Foreign Jack Knives; 50 Cartons of Foreign soap and 635 Kegs of Premium Motor Spirit (25 Litres each).
He added : “The seized items were arrested in contravention of the Federal Government policies regarding imports and exports; and were deposited at various Customs Formations in the Zone.
“In line with the extant laws and guidelines, the seized Premium Motor Spirit was auctioned as directed by the Customs Headquarters. The proceeds were remitted to the Federation Account”.
More so, the Operatives of the Unit under the leadership of Compt Ibrahim Jalo have stepped up the fight against smuggling across the border areas, in order to protect the nation’s economy from saboteurs.
The CAC reiterated the commitment of his Operatives in their renewed efforts in the fight against smugglers.
He called on the communities around the border areas to provide useful information that will assist the Unit in achieving its mandate and also consider the Operatives of the Service as implementers of Government fiscal policies meant to protect local industries.