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N1.2billion Cannabis has been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs service

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N1.2billion Cannabis has been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs service

Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) has intercepted drugs suspected to be Cannabis Sativa valued at N1.2billion

According to the State made by Comptroller Olughoyega Petres, Controller of the Command, on Thursday , he disclosed that the seizure was made during a seagoing patrol on Lagos water.

Comptroller Olugboyega described the seizure as the “Largest single seizure” of such drug on the waters in the history of Nigeria Customs.

He explained that his men relied on intelligence and carried out round the clock surveillance for a period of three days before swooping on the target area where the seizure was made.

According to him, the suspected smugglers seen from afar with the drugs dived into water to escape upon sighting customs officers approaching to make the seizure.

“The drugs were suspected to be coming from Ghana and had passed other countries by water before getting to Shashi area of Lagos where it was seized.

“Since no suspect was arrested in connection with the seizure, it will be liable to destruction in collaboration with relevant government agencies like National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the Nigeria Police,” he said.

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Peters said that the command had achieved 39 seizures within the first four months of the year, which is higher than 12 seizures made within the same period of 2019.

He said that the command made seizures with a total duty paid value of N1,063,427,800 which was higher than DPV of N36,420,481.46 achieved within the same period of last year.

He listed the breakdown of the 2020 seizures made so far as 1,816 bags of rice valued at N38,134,375; 733 cartons of poultry products worth N7,421,625; and 104 bales of second hand clothing worth N4,393,400.

They also include 665 bales of textile materials worth N2,094,400 and 112 kegs of 25 liter petroleum products valued at N112,000.

Other seizures listed are, 25 bales of second hand shoes and belts worth N8,019,000; 25 cartons of chewing gum worth N1,203,000 and the unprecedented seizure of cannabis

The Comptroller attributed the seizure recorded to the renewed spirit of work amongst officers and men of the command to achieve the Comptroller General of Customs strategic plan of zero tolerance to smuggling.

He also attributed it to high level of intelligence gathering and enhanced customs community relations.

Peters said this was in addition to close collaboration with other government agencies like the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Police, among othersnan.

 

 

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FOU Zone “B” Seizes Smuggled Items Worth N51 Million

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FOU Zone "B" Seizes Smuggled Items Worth N51 Million

With an emphasis on uploading their mandate on suppression of smuggling, the Customs Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, Kaduna, Comptroller Hamisu Al-Bashir, met with the press to reveal successes recorded in the fight against smuggling.

He stated that the Unit recorded a total of 39 seizures within the last 2 weeks.

The Duty Paid Value of the seized items stood at over N51 million. The items include 801 bags of foreign parboiled rice in (50kg each) and 38 bags of rice (25kg each), 180 cartons of foreign spaghetti, 81 kegs of vegetable oil, 48 bales of secondhand clothing, 8 vehicles amongst others.

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He further called on the public to aid in the fight against smuggling, as their campaign would help rid the country of these economic saboteurs.

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NCS Seme records Grand Seizure, hands over illicit drugs to NDLEA.

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In a Media Brief, held on Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 at the ECOWAS Joint Border Post, Seme Kraka Border, Badagry, Lagos, Compt. Bello Mohammed Jibo has revealed that the Command will hand over intercepted parcels of cannabis sativa worth over 2 million naira to the NDLEA Command Seme.

Jibo also said that the Command also made a seizure of 705 items with a duty paid value of four hundred and nine million, eight hundred and fifty one thousand, five hundred and thirty three naira, fourteen Kobo. ( #409,851,533.14).

He further said, the Command recorded a trade Volume of three hundred and forty eight million, eight hundred and twenty seven thousand, seven hundred and seventy five metric tons of exported goods, with the free on board FOB value of over 4 billion.

He added that, the command benefited from the welfare package of the Comptroller General of Customs with the construction of 32, 30 and 16 man ranks and files Barracks to cover the inadequacy of accommodation in the command.

The Command also, constructed a modern convenience at the international Park, J4 in Seme Badagry West to assist travellers both locally and internationally as a form of Cooperate Social Responsibility.

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The Command has also partnered with an NGO named community Football Foundation for the establishment of a football Club named Badagry, United.

The overall revenue remitted into the Federation account is eighty million, seven hundred and seventy seven thousand, eight hundred and seven naira, twenty two kobo (N80, 774,807.22) only during the period under review.

The CAC thanked the Comptroller General of Customs and the Management team for the continuous support and guidance.

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War on Smuggling: JBPT Seize Goods Worth N61 Million in 3 Weeks

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War on Smuggling: JBPT Seize Goods Worth N61 Million in 3 Weeks

The fight against smuggling never seems to ease up but the Joint Border Patrol Team Sector 3, Kwara state, have stayed on their heels, recording various seizures amounting to N61 million in 3 weeks, including illegal immigrants.

Items seized within this period include 1,274 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 23 used vehicles, a locally made pistol with 8 cartridges, 242 Jerry cans of PMS, 7 motorcycles among others

 

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In a statement, The Coordinator of JBPT, Comptroller Oluboyega Peters, stressed the need for these illicit traders to engage in legal business and desist from smuggling and warned enemies of extra measures being put in place to counter the influx of smuggling prohibited items into the country

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