The Seme Border Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and Jerry cans
along the bushes within Seme and Badagry.In a press statement issued by the Command Spokesman, a Superintendent of Customs Hussaini Abdullahi, the arrest was made in the early hours of Thursday, 22 September 2022.
The seized petroleum products were estimated to be around two thousand five hundred (2500) Jerry cans of thirty (30) litres each equivalent to Seventy-Fivethousand (75,000) litres.The duty paid value (DPV) is Nineteen million, seven hundred and eighty-five thousand Naira (N19,785,000.00) only.
According to the customs Spokesman, the seizure is in continuation of the command’s efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum products within nooks and crannies of the border.
“The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo warned the perpetrators of these illegal activities to stay off Seme Border routes or continue to count heavy losses as his men were determined to Frustrate them out of the area.“Recall that, three weeks ago the Command made a similar arrest of over one hundred and nineteen thousand (119,000) litres of the same petroleum products” Abdullahi stated.