Kaduna/Katsina Customs Generates N5bn

The Kaduna/Katsina command of the Nigerian Customs Service collected N4.9 billion as revenue from January to November 2015.

Customs Area Comptroller, Gidado Bala Muhammad who disclosed this while addressing newsmen said the figure was a little above the sum of N4.5 billion collected by the command in 2014.

He said the command also seized goods that included rice, cooking oil, with duty paid value worth N135 million assuring that the war on seizure of contraband good would be intensified.

Muhammad listed items seized to include used vehicles, pharmaceutical products, China Green Tea, vegetable oil, macaroni and spaghetti.

“Our warehouse is filled to capacity now as any available space is used as constructive warehouse for safe keeping,” he said.

He said no fewer than nineteen suspects are undergoing prosecution and added that one suspect is awaiting prosecution due to the public holiday.

According to the Customs Boss, within the period under review, “thirteen officers suffered different degree of injuries in the cause of discharging their legitimate duties in the hand of smugglers”.

Continuing, the Comptroller said,” we will smoke smugglers out of their hole and make the business unattractive”.

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