The Nigeria Customs Service Zone ‘B’ command in Kaduna State have confiscated unauthorized vehicles, bags of foreign rice, textiles and other illegal items with a duty pay value worth over N139 million.
Aliyu Olorukoba, the Coordinator of the Strike Force team, displayed the seized items before journalists at the zone ‘B’ command office on Tuesday, while stating that the confiscation was in response to the Comptroller- General’s order to put smugglers out of business and ensure that all the expected revenue from certified import duties come into government coffers.
He mentioned that the confiscation of the smuggled goods was only successful because of intelligence report and collaboration with sister security agencies.
Olorukoba further explained that the items were seized from the Borno/Yobe axis, Mubi axis, Kaduna/Zaria axis, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara and Niger axis.
Some of theseized items included 745 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 623 bales of second-hand cloths, 16 vehicles, 564 kegs of vegetation oil, 208 parcel of cannabis sativa and 821 cartons of foreign noodles among other items.
The Customs Zonal coordinator warned smugglers to desist from their illicit act, stating that his men are well equipped and motivated to do everything possible within the law to stop them.
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