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Customs Seizes Frozen Poultry Products Worth N4,5m

Customs Seizes Frozen Poultry Products Worth N4,5m

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The Headquarters Monitoring Team Idiroko Axis of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has coordinated the seizure of 810 (eight hundred and ten) cartons of smuggled poultry products worth N4.5 million.

 
The Deputy Comptroller Yahaya Biri Usman, stated that the seizure was part of the effort of the Customs to protect local investors, while conducting the media round the seizure.
 He pointed out that his team has an effective synergy and collaboration with the resident Units and Commands of the NCS and remain totally committed to eradicating the menace of smuggling.
 
Yahaya expressed the determination of the team to explore avenues of ensuring practical compliance with the Headquarters directive on zero tolerance for smuggled poultry products.
 
He maintained that the anticipated launch of, Operation Hawk Descend, by the Customs will further boost the operational pedigree of his team towards ensuring that fiscal policies of the Federal Government in terms of trade is well guided.
 
While fielding questions on the fate of the seized poultry products, the Coordinator stated that it will be destroyed and buried in a designated site at the Customs premises, Ikeja, under the watch of relevant government  agencies including NAFDAC.
 
He called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Customs Service in its Anti-smuggling crusade through genuine information that will aid tracking smugglers and their illicit transactions.

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