The Ogun Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), said on Tuesday it collected N1,129,119,923 as monthly revenue for November out of its N727,775,499 target.
The Controller of the Command, Michael Agbara, made the disclosure while addressing journalists at the State Operational Command Headquarters, Idi-Iroko.
He stated further that the command equally confiscated 67 units of vehicle, 6,015 bags of foreign rice, 119 kegs of vegetable oil, 30 cartons of frozen poultry products, 171 pairs of used shoes and second-hand clothing worth N395,118,058.
Agbara noted that the command seized 44,615 bags of rice between January and November this year against 21,789 bags confiscated in 2017.
The customs boss described the feat recorded as “a blow to the smugglers” while maintaining that his men would resist intimidation in the discharge of their duties.
He said, “In a quest to sustain the tempo of aiding the Federal Government Policy on Agricultural Development in the area of boosting local rice production, the Command has redoubled its efforts by committing a seizure of 44, 615 bags of rice (50kg each) as at ending November, 2018 which is almost doubled the 21, 789 bags of rice seized from January to December, 2017.
“The anti-smuggling success story is a blow to smugglers and also a sound warning to those who have dubious intention to exploit the avenue of yuletide period for smuggling.”