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Customs Seizes Rice and Vehicles Worth 10 Billion

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The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced a single seizure of contraband goods with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N10 billion on Sunday.

The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Usman Yahaya, in a statement in Lagos, said that the seizure was made in one day at Ido, Eruwa Road in Ibadan.

The statement was signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Unit, Peter Duniya.

According to him, the contraband comprises thirty-four used and brand new vehicles laden with second-hand clothes, Indian hemp and foreign parboiled rice.

“Some economic saboteurs met their waterloo when our operatives acting based on credible information made a single seizure at Ido, Eruwa Road, Ibadan of Oyo State

“Though there was stiff resistance from the smugglers who engaged some hoodlums, the Customs operatives displayed high level of professionalism and restraint to secure the contraband to the Customs warehouse in Lagos without casualties,” he said.

He, however, warned smugglers to desist from engaging in economic activities that sabotaged the government’s policies of making Nigeria-self sufficient in food production.

“We appreciate the support and the co-operation of patriotic members of the public in carrying out our mandate by providing timely and useful information.

“However, recalcitrant economic saboteurs should note that, they will continue to count their losses because we are better mobilised, organised and backed by the extant laws to be always ahead of them,” he said.

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