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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted contraband goods worth N126 million between January and June, this year, 2022.
Addressing newsmen in Bauchi, on Thursday, the Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone D, Adesanmi Omiye said that 605 bags of 50kg foreign rice, seven vehicles used to convey contrabands, 54 bales of used clothes and 215 cartons of foreign soap are in the custody of the Service.
He added that 102 pieces of dried donkey skin, 69 sacks of foreign used shoes, 150 jerry cans (20 litres each) of engine oil, 20 jerry cans (25 liters each) of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), known as petrol, and 50 cartons of ringer lactate drugs were also seized.
Omiye said the three suspects arrested within the period in connection with the seizures were all released on bail.
He said that seizures were achieved as a result of information sharing, intelligence gathering and doggedness of the officers and men of the FOU Zone D in making the zone unbearable for smugglers.
“Let me use this medium to plead with well-meaning Nigerians to assist in providing genuine information that could aid the eradication of smuggling in the zone and the country at large.
“They have to know that eradicating smuggling in this country will boost the economy, which will make the Federal Government provide social amenities to the citizenry,” he stated.
He warned smugglers to repent from their nefarious activities, vowing that the Customs would not relent in its efforts at ridding the zone of smugglers.Follow us on social media