Customs Seize Contraband Worth N13.3m, Including 16,675 Litres Of Petrol in Adamawa & Taraba

Date: 24-02-2024 2:03 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Adamawa/Taraba Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has recorded a significant number of seizures totaling N13,352,100 in duty paid value, highlighting ongoing efforts to curb smuggling activities in the region.

According to reports from the Customs command, a series of operations conducted since the beginning of last month have resulted in the confiscation of various contraband items. Among the seized goods are 16,675 liters of petrol, packed in 643×25L Jerry cans and three × 200L drums, as well as 20×50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice. Additionally, one used Volkswagen Golf with a large reconstructed fuel tank was also intercepted.

Addressing the media on the seizures, the Area Controller of the Adamawa/Taraba NCS, Salisu Kazaure Abdullahi, highlighted the persistent challenge of fuel smuggling despite the removal of fuel subsidies in the country. He attributed the continued illegal activity to high demand and elevated prices in neighboring countries such as Cameroon, Togo, and Benin Republic.

Abdullahi characterized the fuel smuggling syndicates as formidable and resourceful, driven by significant financial gains. Despite their efforts to evade detection, Abdullahi assured that the Customs Service remains vigilant and adaptive in its strategies to combat smuggling.

"We want to unequivocally tell the smugglers that the more they change tactics, the more we change our own," Abdullahi declared, emphasizing the commitment of the NCS to uphold the rule of law and enforce regulations to safeguard national interests.

The seizures underscore the ongoing battle against illicit trade and underscore the importance of collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies and communities to combat smuggling activities in the region. As the NCS continues to deploy innovative strategies, the hope is to stem the tide of contraband trafficking and protect Nigeria's economic interests.


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