Custom Seizes 43 Trailers Of Rice, Petroleum Tankers Worth N3.4bn
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Custom Seizes 43 Trailers Of Rice, Petroleum Tankers Worth N3.4bn

Contraband including several bags of foreign rice loaded in 43 trailers, nine petroleum tankers worth N3.4bn have been intercepted by men of the Ogun 1 command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Bamidele Makinde made the disclosure at a press briefing held in Idiroko Area Command on Wednesday, noting that the seizures showed about a 400 percent increase when compared to last year’s record of N834.765.273.00.

Comptroller Makinde also said that the command also generated N29,940,146.50 from auction sales and import duties from seized Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from January to June 2022, with a significant increase from the N15,261,074.00 collected during the same period in 2021.

‘’ The Command has been able to record a spectacular seizure of 25,906 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each (an equivalent of 43 trailer loads). This huge quantity if allowed into the Nigerian markets would be disastrous to the Federal Government Policy on local rice production and the economy of the Nation.  


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