The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Area Command, said it has seized 75,000 litres of petrol, within bushes along Seme and Badagry, in Lagos.
Customs Area Controller of the command, Bello Jibo, said this in a statement issued Thursday by the command’s spokesman, Hussein Abdulahi.
According to Jibo, the seized containers of petrol were concealed inside sacks and jerry cans.
He said the petrol seized had a duty paid value of N19,785,000.
“This is in continuation of our efforts to suppress the smuggling of petroleum products within the nooks and crannies of the command.
“The officers and men of the Seme Area Command, on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry, intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and jerry cans.
“The arrest was made in the early hours of today, Sept. 22.
“The seized petroleum products were estimated to be around 2,500 jerry cans of 30 litres each, equivalent to 75,000 litres.
“The DPV is N19,785,000 only,” he said.
The customs officer recalled that three weeks ago, the command made a similar seizure of over 119,000 litres of petroleum products.
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