Customs impounds N5bn goods, generates N97.8m in Ogun 

Customs impounds N5bn goods, generates N97.8m in Ogun 


The Ogun 1 Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, on Thursday, said that it impounded smuggled goods worth over N5 billion in the year 2022.

The command also said that it generated revenue of N97.8 million from 957 seizures in the year under review.

Customs Area Controller in the state, Bamidele Makinde, disclosed this while presenting the 2022 annual report to newsmen at the Idiroko office, in the Ipokia Local Government Area.

 Makinde said the command generated N97.8 million from the auction sales of petroleum products and baggage assessment of some items brought in from neighbouring countries.

According to him, the revenue generated in 2022 was 300 per cent higher than the N36.65 million realised in 2021. 

Makinde said that 957 seizures were made including 45,773 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each, which is equivalent to 76 trailer loads, and 130 units of vehicles.

He said the vehicles are smuggled foreign used vehicles and other vehicles used as means of conveying prohibited items. 

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