Nigeria Customs Service seizes N37m smuggled poultry in two weeks


Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali
The war against smugglers of frozen poultry products into the Country tagged “Operation Hawk Descend”, has continue to yield massive results as the Service has recorded seizures of the banned products worth N37,836,000.00 (Thirty Seven Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty Six Thousand naira), in the eighth and ninth week of its operations.
The seizures which consist of 8,408 (Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Eight) cartons of the frozen products were impounded at different locations along the south western borders of Nigeria.
These include Badagry/Yekeme and Seme Ashipa Creeks in Badagry Seme axis. Others locations include Seme, Gbaji and Owode Creeks in Lagos and Idiroko axis.
The breakdown of the seizures is as follows; OGUN: QUANTITY = 2,213 cartons VALUE = N9,958,500 FOU A: QUANTITY – 4,412 cartons VALUE – N19,854,000 SEME: QUANTITY – 200 cartons VALUE – N900,000 WESTERN MARINE: QUANTITY – 1,583 cartons VALUE – N7,123,500 Total cartons = 8,408 cartons Total value = N37,836,000.
In his maiden meeting with the officers and men at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ibrahim (Rtd), reaffirmed the Service commitment to arrest and prosecute anyone caught in the act of smuggling.
He stated that all revenue leakages will be appropriately blocked. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper