Marine Command impounds rice, used cloths, dairy products in Badagry

Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it had impounded 60 bags of rice, eight bales of used clothes and 16 cartons of condensed milk in Badagry, Lagos State.

The Controller of the command, Johnson Gabriel, said in Lagos that the seizure was made at Badagry waterside on Oct. 2.

Gabriel said the goods, worth N901,138, were intercepted by men of the command.

He said the command was prepared to frustrate smuggling, irrespective of the quantity of goods involved.

“The mandate of the command is to ensure that smuggling is curtailed completely; we are not looking at the quantity of goods involved so long as they are smuggled items. We know the tricks used by smugglers; they smuggle goods in small quantities to make it look insignificant,” he said.

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