The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kebbi State Command has intercepted smuggled items worth over N253 million in three months.
This was disclosed by the Kebbi Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Yusuf Garba, at a media briefing at the Command headquarters in Birnin kebbi.
According to him, the command have recorded giant strides in the anti-smuggling activities culminating in the seizure of 22,750 pieces of new textile materials, four trucks fully loaded with hides and skins, 1,055 bags of 50 kg, 50 bags of 100kg and 20 cartons of 25kg each of the bags contain foreign rice.
Other items seized are 90 sacks of power snuff, 3,159 bags of 50kg foreign NPK fertiliser, 171 bales of second-hand clothes and used foot wears, 256 cartons of lightening cream, 43 vehicles, and other sundry items.
Garba stated that the command had also seized 73,438 litres of petroleum products at different locations meant to be smuggled out of the country within the period under review.
But owing to the combustible nature of the products, they have since been auctioned to public along with other perishable items with the proceeds amounting to N16.5million naira remitted to the Federal Government.