By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated a total sum of N2,627,149,100 in revenue and seizures made between March and April 2019.
Controller of the Command,Comptroller Mohammed Uba made the disclosure Tuesday while exhibing some seized items from smugglers.
He explained that the intensified operations of the enforcement unit of the command has led to the reduction of smuggling to the barest minimum, while assuring of efforts to sustain the tempo.
While giving a breakdown of the money, Uba said N166,093,114,21 were the Duty Paid Value on 14 trailers of foreign rice and 13 vehicles, with rest accruing from payment of duty, making a cumulative of N2,793,242,214.21
As result 18 seizures which include 14 trailers of foreign rice and 13 vehicles with a total Duty Paid Value of N166,093,114.21, making a cumulative of N2,793,242,214.21.
The Area Customs boss identified the other seizures to include 31 Jerrycans of vegetable oil, 35 bags of sugar, 138litres of petrol, 336 cartons of alcoholic drinks and 71 cartons of food seasoning.
They include 2,268 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, 175 bales of textiles, 15 sacks of used clothing, 410 sacks of school bags, 2000 cartons of expired biscuits including a truck load of 493 packs of baby diapers.
Uba also informed that the command contributed 25000 bags of rice equivalent to 42 trailers, 150 cartons of tin tomatoes, 150 bags of flour, 250 kegs of vegetable oil goods to the Internally Displaced Persons between April and May 2019.
He explained that the items were given to the Nigerian Army Corps of Supply & Transport for onward delivery to Yobe State Government for distribution to IDP Camps.