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Customs Report: Smuggled Items worth N17.6bn seized by the customs in Q1

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Customs Report: Smuggled Items worth N17.6bn seized by the customs in Q1

1,553 various smuggled items of Duty Paid Valued at N17.6billion has been seized by the Nigerian Customs Service(NCS) in the first quarter(Q1) of 2020 all over its commands.

According to the statistics obtained by the News  Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Mr. Joseph Attah, Nigerian Customs’ Public Relations Officer, this was made known.

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465 contraband items worth N2.5billion, duty paid was seized by smugglers in the month of January.

Following the statistics, 679 items of duty paid valued at N14.5 billion, were seized by smugglers in the month of January across all customs commands.

It stated that in March, 429 various seized smuggled items worth N545.8 million were also confiscated by officers and men of the service.

Attah assured that the service would sustain its anti-smuggling operations and support activities at boosting non-oil revenue for national development.

 

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FOU Zone “B” Records 101 Seizures, Generates 194 Million Naira in May 2021

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FOU Zone “B” Records 101 Seizures, Generates 194 Million Naira in May 2021

In line with fulfilling their mandate of suppression of smuggling, FOU Zone B Kaduna has continued to make progress in their anti-smuggling stride.

 

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with the Command making 101 seizures valued over 194 million naira in the month of May 2021, our Correspondent, Abdulkareem Zurmi, gives us more details in his report.

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Seme Border Fully Operational – Nigeria Customs Service

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Seme Border Fully Operational - Nigeria Customs Service

The information circulating that the Seme-Krake border has not been fully reopened, has been debunked in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer NCS Seme Area Command ASC1 Hussaini Abdullahi.

It partly read “It is pertinent to state that since the re-opening of some land borders by the Federal Government of Nigeria in December, 2020 with Seme Border Command being among the four borders re-opened, its operations has since been sustained on a full scale”.

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According to the statement, the Command also generated a revenue of N431,160,300.72 and N409,857,533.14 as the Duty Paid Value (DPV) from seizures between period of January to date.

He further stated that Seme border has been fully operational since the re-opening of some land borders by the federal government in December, 2020.

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Customs Seize Contrabands Worth Over N100 Million in Katsina

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Customs Seize Contrabands Worth Over N100 Million in Katsina

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have intercepted contrabands with a duty paid value worth N101,027,350 smuggled into the country through various illegal routes existing in Katsina State.

Out of the total seizures made on Thursday, 14 assorted vehicles with a duty paid value of N91,592,500 were detained alongside food and non-food items worth N9,434,850.

The Acting Comptroller in charge of the Katsina Customs Area Command, DC Dalha Wada Chedi in a press conference held at the command headquarters, Katsina reaffirmed the command’s commitment to continue to facilitate trade, enhance ease of doing legal businesses and generate more revenue for the country.

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Chedi while soliciting more partnerships and collaboration from the public to understand the job and responsibilities of the Nigeria Customs Service, encouraged them to come forward and take advantage of the numerous opportunities and accept the modern way of importing goods and services.

He added that the command will not relent in the pursuit of its mandate by suppressing smuggling activities to the barest minimum.

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