FOU Zone A Customs Makes  N607m  Worth Of Seizure In One Month

FOU Zone A Customs Makes  N607m  Worth Of Seizure In One Month
Col. Hameed Ali, CG of Nigeria Customs Service

By Oyeniyi Iwakun

The Nigeria Customs Service(NCS)   Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos  has made over   N607 million worth of seizure in one month as ten suspects have been nabbed in connection with the seizures.

Disclosing this at a press briefing on Wednesday, the Command’s Customs Area Controller, Compt. Mohammed  Garba said, ‘’we have intercepted various contrabands with a Duty Paid Value (DPV)  of N334,042,396.8,  while we  recovered a total of N275, 675,138.75 as duty payments and demand notices(DN) on general goods that tried to beat the system from seaports, airport and border stations in the guise of false declaration, transfer of value, and shortchange in duty payment that are meant for the federal government of Nigeria”.

According to him, among the seized goods are 6,356 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each with DPV  of N78,395,221.8;  2,495 Cartons of frozen poultry products  with DPV of N22,455,000;  13 units Vehicles with DPV of N58,819,500;  general goods with DPV N78,091,850;  384 parcels of 232kg India Hemp with  DPV N18, 432,000, among others.

While commending the officers and men of the command  for their commitment  to duty, Compt. Garba  appreciated the Comptroller General of  Customs , Col. Hameed Ali (rtd)  for inspiring them and providing the needed logistics that made the seizures possible.





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