Nigerian Customs Intercept Contraband Worth Over N126 Million In Kebbi State

Date: 20-04-2024 11:29 am (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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In a significant bust, the Nigerian Customs Service, Kebbi State Area Command, has intercepted a large cache of contraband goods valued at over N126 million, including foreign parboiled rice and other prohibited items.

According to the Customs Area Comptroller, Iheanacho Ojike, the seized goods also comprised 10,025 litres of petrol, underscoring the command's commitment to cracking down on smuggling activities in the region.

Addressing reporters, Comptroller Ojike emphasized the command's intensified efforts to combat smuggling, citing increased patrols and intelligence-driven operations as key strategies in curbing the menace.

"Barely two months since I assumed office, the command has ramped up efforts to tackle smuggling through extensive patrols across Kebbi State," stated Ojike. "We employ intelligence gathering and community sensitization to raise awareness about the dangers of smuggling."

Highlighting the detrimental impact of smuggling on the economy and public welfare, Ojike outlined the diverse array of seized items, which included foreign parboiled rice, second-hand clothing, pharmaceuticals, and other contraband goods.

Among the confiscated items were 39 lumps of Indian hemp (cannabis sativa), which will be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action.

The combined duty paid value (DPV) of the intercepted goods amounted to N126,278,959.60, reflecting the significant financial implications of smuggling activities on government revenue and public safety.

Despite challenges posed by border closures between Nigeria, Benin Republic, and Niger Republic, Comptroller Ojike noted a commendable increase in revenue generation by the command. Despite the constraints, the command managed to generate N7,215,500 in revenue over the past two months, representing a 125 percent increase compared to previous months.

As the Nigerian Customs Service continues its efforts to combat smuggling and safeguard national interests, authorities remain vigilant in enforcing regulations to preserve economic stability and public security.


Posted: at 20-04-2024 11:29 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 20-04-2024 11:59 AM (1 month ago)
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Today you call it contraband!! tomorrow it will be good enough to give to people as palliative Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes stupid trick to scam people off their goods  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 20-04-2024 11:59 AM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- ifrica at 20-04-2024 02:32 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 20-04-2024 11:59 AM
Today you call it contraband!! tomorrow it will be good enough to give to people as palliative Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes stupid trick to scam people off their goods  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
@dogoman; Most times when I go through your comments, it beats me that you are the same person who prides himself of living in the UK. HAAA! my question is, when the UK customs services seizes goods, does that means they do so to scam people of their goods?  I tell you this;  most of your comments on given issues definitely are either myopic or straight out of your Anus! SMH!
Posted: at 20-04-2024 02:32 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- fineboy77 at 20-04-2024 04:23 PM (1 month ago)
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hmmmm

Posted: at 20-04-2024 04:23 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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