Customs seizes cars, consumables worth N755m in Niger

Customs seizes cars, consumables worth N755m in Niger

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Niger State Area Command, on Monday said it seized more than 101 units of cars, clothes, rugs and consumables worth N755.3 million in different parts of the state. 

According to the service, the consumables include bottled water, wines, ketchup, spaghetti, basmati rice, tomato paste, foreign parboiled rice, whipped cream, vegetable oil and others.

Presenting they seized items at the command’s headquarters, Minna before newsmen on Monday, Comptroller Abubakar Adamu said that the command had deployed measures toward ensuring that “the area becomes unbearable to any form of smuggling activities”.

According to him, 140 rolls of foreign rugs, 50 bales of second-hand clothing, 920 kegs of petrol, eight motorcycles and 200 pieces of used tyres are also seized.

“The cumulative duty paid value for all the seized items amounted to N755,377,866,” Adamu said.

Adamu warned the smugglers that the Federal Government’s directive on border closure is still in force in Babanna, which is the only border station in the command, stressing that there would be no export or import activities through the border until further notice. 


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