Tincan Customs Command Seizes Dangerous Weapons, Hard Drugs, Others

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…Generates N240.3Billion With January Through Mid-March

 

In it’s unrelenting efforts in curbing Smuggling activities by way concealment and under declaration the Tincan Island Command of Nigeria Customs Service has seized various items contravening the law.

Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Dera Nnadi recently disclosed to news men that the enforcement unit of the Command has coordinated several 100% physical examination under his supervision in collaboration with critical stakeholders to ensure that the command is freed of any form of noncompliance to international trade.

Comptroller Nnadi listed the seized items to include 12 pieces of rifles and 6 pistols, 2 packets of 50pcs of 9mm live ammunition, totalling 100 rounds, Twenty-three packets weighing 23kg of substance confirmed to be heroine, Marked white 999– Ten (10) packets of 1kg each=10kg, Marked white 888– 3 packets of 1kg each =3kg, Marked blue Saphire—8 packets of 1kg each = 8kg and Marked 777 Bentley— 2packets of 1kg each=2kg

Other items seized are flat screen Television sets, HP printer, 6cartons containing scanner machines, 5 empty metal Jerry cans, 2 washing machines,3 sets of bed frames, a set of living room furniture, 3 used micro wave,1 used vacuum cleaner, table tennis,1 sport bicycle, 2 wooden crates of light fittings.1 wooden crate containing a motorized toy car, DSTV dish, 1 used Samsung refrigerator, 4 sets of used sound systems,1used barbecue grill, 2 used toasters, 3 used blenders with 16 bags containing used clothes and personal effects

Speaking on the Command revenue drive, Comptroller Nnadi hinted that a total revenue collection of two hundred and thirty billion, three hundred and two million, seven hundred and forty-three thousand, twenty three naira, forty seven kobo (N240,302,743,023.47) was recorded for the period of January 2024 till date.

Giving a breakdown of the revenue collection, Nnadi said “The command collected a total of Eighty Eight Billion,Four Hundred and Thirty Million,One Hundred and Twenty-Six thousand,One Hundred and Twenty-Two Naira,Seventy-Two Kobo (N88,430,126,122.72) in the month of January 2024,this is 7.89% higher than the value of Forty-Two Billion, Five Hundred and Thirty-Six Million,Three Hundred and Thirty-Six Thousand,Thirty-Eight Naira and Eleven kobo (N42,536,336,038.11) for the month of January 2023.

“In the month of February 2024,the command generated One Hundred Billion, Three Hundred and Ninety-Nine Million,Three Hundred and Fifty-Four Thousand,Eight Hundred and Eighty-Seven Naira,Seventy-One Kobo(N100,399,354,887.71) this is 41.82% higher than the value collected on the same period i 2023 which is Forty -One Billion,Five Hundred and Eighteen Million,Seven Hundred and Thirty-Eight Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty Nine Naira and Nine Kobo(N41,518,738,649.09).

“In the month of March 2023, the command recorded the sum of Forty-Two Billion,Eight Hundred and Three Million,One Hundred and Fourteen Thousand,Five Hundred and Forty-Four Naira,Eleven Kobo
(N42,473,262,013.00) collected from 1st – 13th March 2024” he disclosed.

He however appreciate the CGC, his management team and officers of the Command for their unfailing support. “I sincerely wish to appreciate the continuous support of the CGC, Bashir Adeniyi MFR and his management team. Every support from the Service headquarters is significant in enhancing the Command’s operational activities and contributes largely to its achievements.

“I also want to use this medium to appreciate and commend the efforts of all officers in rank and file. Your dedication is highly impressive. The efforts of our CIU operatives, Customs Police, Enforcement Unit, amongst other units and other sister security agencies, are appreciated” Comptroller Nnadi quipped.

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