The Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) has raised the bar of war against smuggling in the country by taking it to an intellectual realm with the forth coming presentation of the book titled: “Appraisal of the Crime of Smuggling in Nigeria” written by Dr. Musa Omale, an Assistant Comptroller of Customs.
The book, which is billed for presentation on November, Thursday 3oth, 2017 at Rockview Hotels, Abuja, will be unveiled by the Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd).
This is coming at a time smuggling has assumed a national concern with the Federal Executive Council(FEC), the highest decision making body of the nation lamenting that the economy losses a whopping $ 5 billion annually to Rice smuggling activities,only.
The book exposes various methods by which the crime of smuggling is perpetrated and identifies causes and effects of the crime while proffering preventive and enforcement measures to be adopted by the service.
“The book makes the important discovery that the Customs and Excise Management Act(CEMA) which was promulgated since 1958 can hardly cope with the modern day sophistication and dimensions of smuggling. It highlights the challenges bedeviling the operations of the Nigeria Customs Service which is the institution responsible for the enforcement of CEMA,” Ali noted in the forward.
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