…Destroys Poultry Products Worth N23.7M
The Western Marine Command of Nigeria Customs Service has advised the economic saboteurs operating on our water ways to desist from their illicit activities and embrace legitimate business.
The Command Area Controller,
Comptroller Boyilila Binga gave this advise on Tuesday at the command while Destroying seized poultry products intercepted by the officers and men of his command.
The command who has in the past few weeks being consistently seizing poultry products worth over N100million along our water ways, has destroyed a total of 2,349cartons of poultry products valued at N17.6 million ,with a Duty Paid Value of N23.7 million, making the second seized poultry products to be destroyed by the command within a week.
According to Comptroller Binga, the latest seizure was intercepted in two locations at Badagry and Ibeshe waterways on 21st and 22nd of September respectively.
Speaking to news men during the destruction of the commodities at the dump site in the command, Comptroller Binga warned smugglers to desist from their illicit business , adding that the operatives of the Command will continue to record seizures if they fail to repent.
The command boss who was accompanied by officers of other sister government agencies, urged smugglers to source for other forms of livelihood with the advise to embrace farming in the stead of smuggling.
Highlighting the items intercepted recently, he stated that a total of 2,096 cartons were seized on the 21st and 253 cartons the next day, totalling 2,349cartons.
He however added that his command is always ready to intercept contrabands and if smugglers do not want to stop their unholy act then his officers will not relent.