Customs intercept N924m worth of contraband

Customs intercept N924m worth of contraband

Customs intercept N924m worth of contraband

The Nigeria Service, Western Marine Command, intercepted different contrabands between August and October, the command has said.

The command in a statement on Friday by its spokesperson, Mailafiya Magaji, said it also intercepted 17 sacks containing 1,199 parcels of cannabis sativa totaling 663.5kg.

It said that the seizures were made along the Moba waterways and Sanki Beach Axis.

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The Customs Area Controller in charge of the command, Odaudu Salefu, said that the command also seized 66,000 capsules of 225mg tramadol and 1,257 bags of foreign parboiled rice, with a duty paid value of N50m.

Salefu added that the command seized 3,750 liters of premium motor spirit during two separate operations in October.

“It is noteworthy that in August 2023, the command seized 103 sacks containing 8,240 parcels of cannabis sativa which was promptly handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

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The cumulative value of the ten seizures conducted by the command from August to October amounts to N924m,” he stated.

Salefu explained that the general public must respect and adhere to government fiscal policies, prohibitions, and restrictions.

According to him, “These measures are in place to safeguard national security, foster economic growth, and contribute to the overall progress of Nigeria.''

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