N69M Worth Of Frozen Chicken and Meat Seized At The Nigerian-Benin Border

9 months ago by: Daniel Bosai
-- Online (m) at 14-11-2019 11:39AM

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Acting on intelligence, the Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command, has intercepted two consignments of frozen foods like pork, turkey, meat and other perishable items on Sunday and Monday.
 
The first consignment was intercepted on a South African Airways flight from Johannesburg through the tarmac operatives of the command. The second consignment was abandoned at Gate 13 of the airport by the importers.
 
The two consignments had the total duty paid value of N68.850m. The Customs Area Comptroller, MMIA, Mr Wale Adeniyi, explained that officers of the command discovered the items after insisting on inspecting the consignments.
 


He said, “Though the airway bill described the goods as fresh vegetables but they were frozen food items, which are contraband in the country.
 
It became obvious that the importer through his agents had prepared pre-release documentation purporting the import to be fresh vegetables with the sole intention to evade the import prohibition order.”
 
Adeniyi declared that the seizures were warning to importers of contraband goods into the country, reiterating that the command would make it extremely difficult for such persons to use the airport to perpetuate their criminal activities.



-- nikiniki Online (f) at 14-11-2019 01:47PM
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why not ask them to pay the right duties to government instead of destroying the goods?
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-- Goldtime (m) at 14-11-2019 02:16PM
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Quote from: nikiniki on 14-11-2019 01:47PM
why not ask them to pay the right duties to government instead of destroying the goods?
Thank you bro ! Common sense eluded these guys in Africa.I think Nigeria in particular should not focus on restrictions or place embargo on food importation .Developed countries and almost all developing countries encourages competitiveness to speed up economic growth and help home grown to be better .What a sense in u guys .China ,Japan and almost all developed and developing countries ain’t placing restrictions on foods importation .China ,Japan ,EU ,OZ and all countries in the western and eastern hemisphere Imports their beef ,pork ,chicken ,seafoods .Despite the fact that these countries have abundant home produce .Yeah regressing because of y’all stupidity
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-- Baye77 (m) at 14-11-2019 04:47PM
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Very good...weldone guys!
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-- Baye77 (m) at 14-11-2019 04:52PM
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Quote from: Goldtime on 14-11-2019 02:16PM
Thank you bro ! Common sense eluded these guys in Africa.I think Nigeria in particular should not focus on restrictions or place embargo on food importation .Developed countries and almost all developing countries encourages competitiveness to speed up economic growth and help home grown to be better .What a sense in u guys .China ,Japan and almost all developed and developing countries ain’t placing restrictions on foods importation .China ,Japan ,EU ,OZ and all countries in the western and eastern hemisphere Imports their beef ,pork ,chicken ,seafoods .Despite the fact that these countries have abundant home produce .Yeah regressing because of y’all stupidity
sorry, but it seems u are not aware...you cannot tell a typical Nigerian marketer to pay "the right duties" and expect him to comply...these laws were there in the first place, why were they still smuggling in these things?? So now that an embargo has been placed is when they suddenly start crying to be allowed to pay duties???we know ourselves in this country bros, nobody wants to do the right thing...people only comply when u bring out a cane...
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-- scottchris (m) at 15-11-2019 11:02AM
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Nigeria is a dumping ground.....period

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