Another Container Filled With Complete Military Outfit Intercepted By Customs (Photos)

at 08:44 PM, 16/08/2018 (3 months ago)
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The Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Zone C, Port Harcourt, Sanusi Umar, disclosed this in a statement in statement in the state on Thursday.

Umar said about 620 sets of military uniforms and 10,100 military T-shirts were seized this time around by operatives of the Customs Area II Command Onne, in Eleme Local Government Area.

He said the prime suspect in the importation has been arrested and presently being interrogated.

He said: “We have gathered here today to once more brief you on the ongoing investigation on container number MRSU 3040298 containing military Camouflage Uniforms and Gears.

“After profiling the importer’s transactions, I am happy to inform you that we have arrested another container MRKU 4909151, (1×40ft) belonging to the same Company, Ehiogocho Nigerian Limited with Mr. Ongwatabo Jerry as the prime suspect.

“On examination, it was found to contain, 620 set of complete sewn military camouflage uniforms and caps, 10,100 pieces of inner Military T-shirts, 512 pairs of military jungles boats.

“The Mr. Ongwatabo Jerry is the sole importer that opens the Form M for the importation of these two containers. Let me inform Nigerians that importation of military wears by any individual or company is prohibited by Nigerian Law under the Customs and Excise Management Acts (CEMA).”


Meanwhile, the outgoing Comptroller of Area II, Abubakar Bashir commended the efforts of the officer and men on the command on the achievements recorded during his stay in the state.


He said “My stay here has been wonderful and relationship has been cordial in Rivers State. So, far, I gave myself six months and within the period we did a lot. We organized Oil and Gas Free zone stakeholder Forum and it has brought a few changes in the command.

“We have achieved enforcement on non-compliance. My challenges are enormous, the officers and operators have high handedness in handling and level of complains to instruction has been very difficult.

“This is why our seizures are low in recent times. Revenue generated within the period was so tremendous. The level of importation has reduced maybe because of the election.

Speaking, the incoming Comptroller, Saidu Galadima, has warned officers and men of the command against any act that would sabotage the war against anti-smuggling activities, adding that anyone caught would be published.


He said: “My major challenge is to measure up on the achievements of my predecessor. I will want to improve on what he has achieved.

“We will not have room to non-complaint traders; this will serve as deterrent to others to ensure that we achieve our mandate.”


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slimber at 08:27 AM, 17/08/2018 (3 months ago)
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