Segun Oladipupo |
The Western Marine Command of Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it has seized bales of Mobile Police, immigration and Navy uniforms by the officers and men of the command within Badagry axis.
The Controller of the command, Comptroller Boliyila Binga stated this while conducting journalists round the seizures in Lagos.
According to the Customs boss, other items seized within two weeks include; Four hundred and thirty three bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice, bags of second hand clothes, bags of second hand shoes, Buffalo horns bales of foreign fabrics
Other items are: Machetes, packs of tramadol, three thousand empty kegs of 20 litres each
Comptroller Binga said the Duty Paid Value of the items seized is N61,611,925.00.
The amphibian customs boss added that the newly launched Custons sea goung vessels helped a great deal in the seizures.
Recall that the customs sea going vessels; Customs Pride and Group of Nine were deployed on 23rd of October, 2019 with ten men on-board.
In a statement issued at the end or the press briefing, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Emmanuel Tangwa, said the seizures were made at different locations within the commands area of jurisdiction, including high sea.
“It is worthy of note that worth the commissioning and subsequent launching of the commands sea going vessels, the tempo of smuggling increased.
“The officers and men of the command became more enthusiastic in performing their duties. All thanks to the Federal Government and Nigeria Customs Service management team led by the CGC Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd).”
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