The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested a suspected smuggler with 206 cartons of banned poultry products worth N1.2 million.
Parading the suspect, Jephiter John, the Comptroller, Yusuf Umar, said he was arrested on Oct. 28 at about 10.30 p.m. on Badagry waterways.
According to Umar, the suspect was caught with smuggled 206 cartons of banned frozen products while trying to make away in a fibre boat of 175 horse power engine capacity.
He said that the seized products are worth N1.2 million, while the fibre boat is valued at N2.1 million, making it a total of N3.3 million worth of seizures made.
He also revealed that the command had seized a total of 8,216 cartons of frozen products valued N14 million under the service’s “Operation Hawk Descend’’. He said Operation Hawk Descend was designed to have zero tolerance for smuggling in banned frozen products.