Customs generates N188.6bn at Onne port 

Customs Area Controller, Mohammed Auwal

The Port Harcourt Area 2 Command of Nigeria Customs Service in Onne Port, Rivers State, generated the sum of N188.6 billion from January to December 2021.

This was made known Monday in a statement made available to newsmen by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ifeoma  Ojekwu.

Ojekwu stated in the statement that the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Auwal Mohammed, described the inflow as the highest in the history of the command.

The statement quoted the Mohammed as saying that the command’s revenue generation in 2021 surpassed the 2020 collection by N69.6 billion.

On enforcement and anti-smuggling activities, the command said it made 34 seizures in 2021 with a total duty paid value of N11.98 billion.

“Prominent among the seizures is 1,387 cartons of Tramadol falsely declared to evade detection. Other seizures include rice, engine parts, vegetable oil and other concealed items with intent by defiant agents and importers to evade accurate duty payments,” the statement said.

Mohammed said that the command also processed 1,083,846 metric tonnes of cargo with a total Free On Board (FOB) value of $402,367,568 on exports within the period under review.

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