Customs impounds imported vehicles, others, worth N138m



The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone “C” of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Owerri says it has impounded illegally imported exotic cars and other items with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N137.8 million.

The Area Controller in the Zone, Comptroller Bukar Amajam, disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri on Monday while taking them round the exhibits.

He said the vehicles and two truck-load of 50kg bags of rice were seized due to lack of relevant documents, cloning of documents and evasion of payment of customs duties around Benin/Ore axis.

Amajam listed the seized items to include a 2014 model Nissan Almera with DPV of N4.8 million, a Mercedes Benz Jeep with DPV of N40 million, another Mercedes Benz Jeep with DPV of N8 million and two Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep with DPV of N28 million.

Others are a 2016 model Range Rover Sports Jeep with DPV of N25…

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