Customs generates N773m in one month at Seme

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command, generated N773.1million as revenue in February 2017.

The spokesperson of the command, Selechang Taupyen, said this on Thursday in Seme, near Badagry.

He said that the command made 61 seizures with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N62.6 million.

“The command generated as N773.168, 246 million as revenue in the month of February.

“Also, five suspects were arrested for smuggling and would be prosecuted in accordance with the law. Another was convicted.

“We are determined to meet and surpass the monthly target of 1.1 billion for the command.

“We have strategised in order to achieve that,” Taupyen said.

He said that two male suspects were arrested for being in possession of 80,845,000 CFA.

“On Jan. 31, the suspects, Joachim Iheagwu and Chukwunonye Onu, were arrested with the said amount at the border.

“They have been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) for further investigation,” the spokesman said.

Taupyen advised the public to desist from smuggling.

“Smugglers and miscreants should stay away from the border or risk being arrested and prosecuted,” he said.

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