The Katsina/Kaduna Command of the Nigerian Customs Service says it is presently prosecuting six persons for various smuggling offences just as it impounded a trailer load of 200 bales of second hand-bags with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N8,050,000 million.
The Controller of the Command, Comptroller, Olusemire Kayode who made this known said the seizure was made during the Christmas period after a period of three weeks of intensive monitoring and surveillance.
According to him, other seizures during the period include one Peugeot J5 bus loaded with 90 kegs of 25 litres of vegetable oil and another Peugeot J5 loaded with 410 bags of mosquito coils noting that minus the rice, the goods are valued at around N17.6 million.
The Customs boss explained that what matters most was the energy and commitment put in by officers and men of the Command towards bringing smuggling to barest minimal level saying, “We have achieved that through rededication to hard work and support from management.”
“Recently we uncovered new routes from intelligence and working to close them as well, smugglers are very smart but we are smarter,” he added.