The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) , Federal Operations Unit ( FOU) , Zone ‘B’ Kaduna in its continuos drive in cobbing activities of smugglers has made a total of 130 Seizures of different items at various locations in the Zone between the period of January 1st through 28th February 2023.
According to a press statement made available by the Public Relations Officer of the Unit, Superintendent of Customs Isah Sulaiman, the Seized items is listed to includes, Nine units of Used Vehicles, two Units of 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, 90 Bales of foreign Secondhand clothing and 569 packs of foreign unregistered pharmaceutical products.
Other seized items are , 119 packs of unregistered Tramadol, and Tramaking 225mg, 17 Sacks foreign 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). With total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the seized items amounting to N305,710,544.55k only.
The items were seized 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 NCS Headquarters, and the proceeds were remitted to the coffers of the Federal Government.
The Operatives of the Unit under the leadership of Comptroller Musa Ibrahim Jalo have stepped up on the fight against smuggling across the border areas to make more arrests and cause financial loss to the smugglers.The Comptroller reiterated the commitment of the Operatives of the Unit to their renewed efforts in the fight against smugglers.
Comptroller Musa Ibrahim Jalo 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 the Federal Government fiscal policies that are meant to improve and protect our industries thereby creating employments and boosting the economy of the Country.