Customs Intercept Bags Of Rice, Frozen Foods, Motorcycles In Ogun

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The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Area Command in its successful anti-smuggling raid recently confiscated 13,328 bags of rice, 380 motorcycles and 7,743 cartons of frozen poultry products from smugglers.

“The last six months (Jan-June 2016) recorded significant increase in revenue generation drive and anti-smuggling activities, Area Controller of the Idiroko command, Mr Multafu Wandu, in an interview with newsmen said

He added that, “For the period under review, the command collected N4, 085, 926, 801.65 as against N3, 401, 647, 417.28 collected in the same period in 2015, which is a progressive difference of N684, 279,384.37.

“In the period under review, the command recorded 411 seizures with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N484,143,527.00 as against 515 seizures with DPV of N445,399,838.00 that the command recorded in 2015.

Other items impounded by the command includes: 206 vehicles, 401 kegs of vegetable oil, 71 bags of cannabis, 240 kegs of petrol and 996 used tyres.

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