• Seizes N3.1b contrabands • Records $70.8m export trade in Q1 at Onne Port
The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday, intercepted 42 drums of calcium carbide smuggled into the country from the Benin Republic.
Security experts have warned that calcium carbide could be used as explosives to bring down a building, especially when some chemical components are added to it.
The Acting Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the unit, Comptroller Usman Yahaya, while displaying the explosives and other contrabands in Lagos, stated that aside from the calcium carbide, the unit also seized contrabands worth N3.1 billion and raised Demand Notice (DN) worth N242 million.
The controller, who said the unit acted based on credible intelligence, disclosed that the explosives were smuggled into the country through the porous borders under the Ogun State Command of the service.
Yahaya disclosed that the unit had set up an…
Source: Guardian Newspaper