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Customs Confiscates Contraband Worth N351m In Edo State

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Customs Confiscates Contraband Worth N351m In Edo State

On July 14, 2020, The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘C’ of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) said it seized contraband goods estimated at N351.4 million in Benin, Edo State.

This was announced on Tuesday by the Comptroller of the Zone, Mr Kayode Olusemire To Newsmen in Benin.

According to Olusemire, the contrabands impounded include one 40 feet container loaded with 4,043 pieces of used tyres with a DPV of N91.72 million, one 40 feet container carrying 205 bales of second-hand clothing and 60 sacks of second-hand women handbags with DPV of N37.86 million.

Also impounded are 711 cartons of rubber foot-wears with DPV value of N44.79 million, 29 bales of second-hand clothing with DPV value of N580,000 and 2,960 pieces of used tyres valued of N 24.86 million.

“We also impounded two Toyota Hilux, 2019 model worth N24.97 million each, a Toyota Corolla 2015 model, with DPV vof N5.40 million and a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2017 model with DPV of N30.37 million.

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“Toyota Rav-4, 2017 model value at N11.74 million, Toyota Avalon 2015, with DPV of N76.48 million, Toyota Corolla 2012 model with worth N4.59 million, Toyota Camry 2015 model with DPV of N7.83 million and Toyota Corolla 2019 model with valued at N14.85 million were also impounded.

He said the seizures were made from March till date in the Benin axis of the zone.

The zone ‘C’ controller said that Nigerians should be stakeholders in the Nigerian project by indulging only in those things that would grow the nation’s economy and not things inimical to the wellbeing of Nigerians.

He said that Nigerians have no reasons to go for illegal second-hand goods, while the government had put in place policies to boost medium scale enterprises.

Olumisere advised Nigerians to stop buying used tyres as 44 per cent of road traffic crashes were caused by used tyres.

He also advised Nigerians to do the right thing, pay their duty at the ports and declare the right content of their importation.

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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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