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Border Closure: Customs Intercepts Trucks Load Of PMS In Lagos

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Seme Border Customs Intercepts Trucks

Border Closure: Customs Intercepts Trucks Load Of PMS In Lagos

The Seme Border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday said it intercepted 54,275 jerry cans of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) being smuggled out of the country to the neighbouring Benin Republic.

The seizure is equivalent to one and half tankers load of PMS.

The public relations officer of the command, Hussein Abdullahi, in a chat with LEADERSHIP, said exotic vehicles such as Mercedes Benz, Toyota highlander, frozen poultry products worth N163  million were also intercepted.

Hussein quoted the Customs Area Controller, Ag Compt. Chedi Wada as saying that the command also destroyed smuggled exported drugs, food items and other seizures valued at N168million.

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He said, “Notable seizures are Mercedes Benz C300, Mercedes Benz GLK 350, Mercedes Benz GLK 350 4matic, Toyota Highlander 2013 Model.

‘’Other seizures made within the same period under review are 695 bags of rice(50kg each); 54, 275 litres of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS); 327 cartons of frozen poultry products; 36 Units of used and means of conveyance vehicles; 111 Parcels of cannabis sativa and 996 General Merchandise goods.

“213 interceptions were made, with the total DPV of 163million, five suspects were arrested during the period under review, of which some were released on administrative bails while others were handed over to NDLEA for further investigations.”

Giving a breakdown of the seizures, Wada listed medicaments of different brands; 455,185 cards of tablets; syrup of different brands and milligrams over 50,000ml; 144 pack of expired viju milk;157 sacks of waste animal hair; 493 sacks of expired diapers and 14,400ml of hydrogen peroxide.

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Customs: KLT Command Generates N15.7bn in 9 Months

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The Customs Area Controller of KLT Command, Comptroller M.O. Oladunni on Tuesday informed members of the media, that the command had generated fifteen point seven billion naira by the end of September 2020 already surpassing the fifteen point one billion made for the year 2019.

This significant increase was achieved despite the pre and post Covid-19 pandemic effects.

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During the media briefing the following seizures were also displayed;
* 1 x 40 ft. laden with 254 cartons of tramadol (100mg) concealed with other drugs.
* 1x 40 ft. laden with used tyres
* 1 x 40 ft. laden with foreign pasta products
* 1x 40 laden with aerosols.
* 1 x 40 ft. laden with tomato ketchup.
* 1x 40 ft. laden with hydro generated oil.
* 1 x 40 ft. laden with foreign bags of rice, condiments and Shawarma bread

With duty paid value of over 229 million naira.
The area controller appreciated all stakeholders for using the KLT Command facilities despite the numerous challenges encountered but urged them to be honest with their declarations in order to enjoy seamless operations at the command.

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Customs: Patrol Officers of Kano/Jigawa Area Command Attacked

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Officers of Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command’s Roving Team “B” were attacked while returning to the Command Headquarters at about 0445 hours.

This happened along Ringim Axis, Kano-Hadejia Road in Jigawa State on Sunday, 25th October, 2020.

As a result of the attack by armed men, one officer, Inspector of Customs, JD Dadut was shot and killed. Assistant Inspector of Customs, ZR Saleh, also sustained a gunshot injury.

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Two AK47s rifles belonging to the deceased and wounded officers were carted away by armed men.

The incident was reported to Divisional Police Station, Ringim, Jigawa State for appropriate action. Meanwhile the wounded officer is responding to treatment at a medical facility.

Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Nasir Ahmed, expressed his sadness over the loss of the hardworking officer, describing the attack as unpatriotic and a distraction from the Command’s resolve to ensure the well-being of Nigerians.

He further charged his men to remain focused on discharging their duties to the nation.

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Nigeria Customs office adamawa Under attack by hoodlums

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Suspected Hoodlums, on Monday, looted Adamawa Custom Office, the eye witness said hoodlums where seen in their numbers breaking anything that stand in their way, carting away consumable and non-consumable items.

 

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"Also found worthy of honour was Bashir Abubakar, an Asst Comptroller-General of Customs, who rejected a bribe of $412,000 per container offered him by drug traffickers seeking to bring 40 containers of Tramadol into Nigeria. A fine example of incorruptibility, worthy of emulation"

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