…Seized Various Prohibited Items
The Apapa Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service has generated the sum of N203,264,054,682.69 between the period of January to June 2019.
This represents 54.5 per cent of the annual revenue target of the command for the year under review, indicating an increase of N26,507,298,510.24.
Speaking during a press briefing in Lagos, the command area controller, Comptroller Abba-Kura said the success recorded in the Command’s revenue profile could be attributed to strict adherence to professionalism through sensitisation of officers in respect to their responsibilities and working in line with the standard operational procedures for revenue collection.
The command boss also disclosed that the command made seizures of 24 containers of various items that contravened import procedures, valued at N418,437,048 .
The seized items include tomato paste, vegetable oil, ladies and girls fashion footwears, Tramadol and other drugs.
Others includes armoured glasses without end-user certificate and drilling pipes labelled in foreign language. All the listed items have breached the Federal Government fiscal policy measures for 2018/2019.
He added that the command have made some arrests of suspects in connection with the seizures. “Investigations are ongoing before prosecution of the suspects” he said.
He further said that the command is ready to facilitate legitimate trade. Having adopted an open door policy to address any issue promptly. Also ensuring that all his officers operate same way