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Ogun Customs Command seized N2.3billion worth of smuggled goods in less than two years

Nigeria Customs Service of Ogun state command said it had seized a total of 47,601 bags of rice and other unlawful items worth N2,383,401,660 billion.

Peter Chado Kolo, the Controller of the Ogun State Custom Service, said this while briefing reporters on the report of the service for 2020 and January 2021.

In a meeting held at Idi Iroko border post, the comptroller revealed that the seized goods include parboiled rice, petroleum products, poultry products, used tires, second-hand clothing, dangerous drugs (tramadol and cannabis Sativa), palm oil, assorted soap, and body cream.

Kolo also confirmed that 512 vehicles and other means of transportation were seized as of the time of the report.

Men of the Command was said by Kolo to suffer injuries from some smugglers, but they won’t be deterred by the acts.

“We wish to reiterate that the sustained attack on operatives of NCS and other sister Agencies will not deter us from the continued performance of our legitimate duties in Ogun State. The Command will continue to dialogue, engage, sensitize and educate the public on the social and economic implication of smuggling as well as performing the statutory function of enforcing compliance in line with government fiscal policies”, Kolo added.

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