Customs at Ogun 1 Command seizes 1,446 cartons of cigarettes, 21 trailers of foreign rice, items worth N704milllion

Compt Makinde handing over hard drugs seized by his Command to NDLEA

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Customs at Ogun 1 Command seizes
1,446 cartons of cigarettes, 21 trailers of foreign rice, items worth N704milllion

...hands over dangerous drugs to NDLEA

Compt Makinde handing over hard drugs seized by his Command to NDLEA

The Ogun 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has demonstrated resilience in saving Nigerian economy and the lives of innocent citizens, as it swiftly intercepted 1,446 cartons of foreign cigarettes imported into the country without proper labelling of the items.

Seizing the items became necessary, as 1,446 cartons of imported cigarettes were labelled and addressed in Chinese language, contrary to extant law, which requires that imported items be labelled in a language that consumers in different countries can understand.

Also, the Command seized 21 trailer loads of foreign rice smuggled into the country through the back door, 77,250 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), commonly known as petrol and other prohibited items valued at N704,482,601 (approximately N704.5million).

The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of Ogun 1 Command, Compt Bamidele Makinde, unveiled the seized items before Journalists, during press conference at the Command, yesterday.

Compt Makinde, who has been working assiduously to protect the nation’s economy from activities of saboteurs at Idiroko border, also made spectacular seizure of 740 bags of Chinese rice (25kg each), stockpiled in a warehouse along Sagamu axis of Ogun State. The seizure was made on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 2230hrs.

Other contraband items intercepted by the Command in first quarter of 2023, through intelligence, include 29 units of vehicles, which were used for conveyance of smuggled goods; 10 big pieces and 19 smaller pieces of artifact; 73 bales of secondhand clothes; 14 sacks of foreign shoes; 900 used tyres; 1,120 cartons of frozen Poultry products and 240 pieces of body cream worth N704.5million, in three months. In all, the Command made 181 seizures.

Foreign rice seized by the Command

Comparatively, the seizures recorded in first quarter of 2023, represent 61percent increase to N432.3million seizures made within the same period in 2022.

On revenue generation, the Command realised N44,857,053.50
(approximately N44.9million)
from duty collected on merchandise in baggage, auction sales of scrap vehicles and petroleum products, which is higher when compared to N5.5million collected the same period in 2022.

Used tyres seized by the Command

According to the CAC, Ogun 1 Command is working tirelessly to promote export trade, to shore up the forex earnings of the nation’s economy.

Hard drugs seized by the Command

Speaking further about the seizure of 740 bags of Chinese rice, Compt Makinde advised Nigerians not to consume items that are hazardous to their health.

In the same vein, the Command handed over hard drugs seized by the enforcement officers to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Used clothes seized by the Command

 

 

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