Customs impounds truck load of poultry products

The Nigeria Customs Service headquarters compliance team, Idiroko axis has intercepted an izuzu mini truck with registration number LSR 22 XQ suspected to belong to Fedex Courier Express conveying 100 cartons of frozen poultry products.

The truck, according to a statement signed by the spokes man of Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, Uche Ejesieme, a copy of which was sent to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY was intercepted on the Idiroko axis, led by Assistant Comptroller, Ajibola Shittu.

The statement stated that the banned item was packed as parcels but was intercepted on intelligence report.

“The team shortly after inauguration, embarked on heightened intelligence gathering network, aimed at unravelling new strategies employed by smugglers to beat security agents. The latest approach and subsequent seizure along the Ijebu-Ode – Sagamu road, Wednesday, is actually a paradigm shift from the conventional method.

The team leader, Shittu ascribed the latest exploit to the team’s strict adherence and comprehension of the policy thrust of the Comptroller-General of Customs stressing that nobody would have thought that a vehicle that ought to be used to ferry parcels and other materials, could be used to smuggle.

The statement added that the same team made a similar remarkable seizure recently when it intercepted a truck belonging to a haulage company used in smuggling over 5020 cartons of foreign frozen poultry products, concealed with 2016 cartons of table water.

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