The Comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone `C’ Compliance Team, Ahmed Azarema, announced in Benin on Wednesday that the team had impounded contraband worth N95 million.
Azarema, who is the National Coordinator of the team, disclosed this at the public destruction of banned poultry products with a market value of N41.7 million in Benin.
The Comptroller also said that the team handed over to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), some uncertified and banned pharmaceutical products valued at about N33.4 million.
He said that 800 bags of 50 kg imported parboiled rice, valued at N20.4 million, had also been impounded by the compliance team.
A breakdown of the seizures and the public destruction included 2,480 cartons of frozen poultry products, 665 cartons of pharmaceutical products, which included 490 cartons of Tramadol and 165…
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