FOU Zone ‘C’ destroys 700 cartons of smuggled poultry products


The Federal Operations Units (FOU) Zone ‘C’ Benin axis of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday destroyed 700 cartons of seized poultry products in Benin.

According to Superintendent of Customs, Patrick Onyemem who supervised the destruction, the product has a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N10 million.

He said that the consignment was intercepted by the operatives of the FOU on the Benin-Okada expressway as it was being smuggled into the state.

Onyemem added that the consignment was being conveyed in a Mercedes Actross with registration number KTU26LG when it was intercepted.

He disclosed that the destruction was carried out in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive and policy on importation of frozen products which included turkey and chicken.

On Monday, a similar exercise was carried out on 480 cartons of seized poultry products valued at N7.2 million.