Customs Intercepts Illegal Goods Worth 1.4 Billion Naira
Unscrupulous businessmen are at it again. They will bring in anything into Nigeria just to make money.
But thank God, the law enforcers are always at alert.
Goods worth 1.4 billion Naira, that the law has forbidden from being imported into Nigeria were intercepted by the Zone B of the Nigeria Customs Service in Kaduna, as they were smuggled into the country between January and August 2017.
Customs boss in Kaduna, Aminu Dahiru, said in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, on Wednesday in Minna, that a total of 1,357 items were seized during the period.
Some of the seized items, according to Dahiru include: Tokubo cars and Okirika, trucks load of rice, vegetable oil, tin tomatoes, illicit drugs, mosquito coil, tyres, furniture and drones.
The controller stressed that the command would continue to mount surveillance and adopt measures to make smuggling impossible in the area.
“We have declared war against smuggling and have deployed competent officers to man all identified illegal routes used by smugglers to bring in unwholesome goods into the country.
“We have taken concrete measures to stop illegal importation of banned goods in order to contribute our quota in the promotion of Made-in-Nigerian goods,” he said.