The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has received two gunboats and two logistics boats to patrol the waterfront in its area of operation.
Customs Area Comptroller, Comptroller Oduadu Salefu, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, said three other watercrafts were being expected from the manufacturer to bring the total number of new crafts to seven.
He said the two existing boats of the command – MV Group of Nine and MV Customs Pride – were undergoing repairs and would “soon be deployed” to complement the new ones.
He also said that the command intercepted contraband goods worth N110.2 million in the first quarter of the year. He said the seizures were recorded in 15 incidents.