By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos.
The Controller of Federal Operation Unit Zone ‘A’ Ikeja Lagos of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller Aliyu Mohammed has disclosed that 29 exortic cars imported into the country illegal have been impounded by the Unit.
Similarly, he said a prohibited drug of large consignment were also seized within the same period.
Mohammed who made the disclosure at a media briefing identified the drugs to be codeine, valued at N101.6 Million.
According to him, the drugs were intercepted on the road from a border area in Ogun State.
He reiterated that codeine drugs are prohibited from being sold across the counter due to incessant abuses, saying snuggling it into the country will endanger lives of citizens.
The Controller put the total duty paid value of the seized vehicles at N712,172,706, disclosing further that 13 out of the cars were impounded last week within one hour.
His words, ”Within one hour, our officers seized 13 vehicles last week. Now we have a total of 29 exotic cars including a 2019 Land Cruiser. Total duty paid value for the seized vehicles is N712,172,706.
We also made seizures of codeine that is prohibited but was concealed with pain relief drugs without NAFDAC approved number valued at N101.6m.
Mohammed added that the unit will intensify its onslaught against smuggling to suppress it for the protection of the economy and prevention of danger to lives.