Ogun Customs Seize Contraband

Ogun Customs Seize Contraband

Significant Increase in Seizures and Revenue

In October, the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command, seized 122 contraband goods worth N398m. They also generated N30m in revenue through baggage assessment and auction sales of seized petroleum products. This is a huge increase compared to the revenue generated during the same period last year.

Types of Seized Goods

The seized goods include 901 parcels of Cannabis Sativa (also known as Marijuana or Indian hemp), 500 pieces of foreign-used pneumatic tyres (also known as Tokunbo tyres), 23 units of vehicles used for smuggling, 5 foreign used vehicles, and 4,684 bags of foreign parboiled rice.

Record-Breaking Revenue

The Acting Customs Area Controller, Deputy Comptroller Amadu Shuaibu, announced that the command generated a total of N30,408,276.00 in revenue during October. This is a significant increase of over 400% compared to the revenue collected in the same period last year.

Contributing Factors

Shuaibu attributed their success to the commitment of the Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, and his management team. He also mentioned the strategic deployment of officers and men, intelligence gathering, and collaboration with other agencies and stakeholders.

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Preventing Harmful Substances

Shuaibu emphasized that the seizure of Cannabis Sativa and other dangerous goods is crucial in protecting the youth from harmful substances. The command is dedicated to preventing these substances from ruining the lives of young people.

Commitment to Economic Development and National Security

Shuaibu highlighted that these achievements demonstrate the unwavering commitment of the Nigeria Customs Service in contributing to the economic development and national security of the nation.

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