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Customs intercepts bulletproof car, other contraband goods in Ogun

by Kunle Awosiyan
Nigeria customs officers

The Ogun I Area Command, of the Nigeria Customs Service says it has made 439 seizures allegedly imported by smugglers which include a 2018 model black Mercedes Benz AMG G63 bulletproof jeep.

The Area Controller, Michael Agbara, made this known while briefing journalists at Idi-Iroko, Ipokia Local Government of the state, on the Command’s activities in the second quarter.

He disclosed that the Command’s anti-smuggling drive had yielded positive results in the period under review, with the seizure of 11,841 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg, 39 units of motorcycle, 98 kegs of vegetable oil, 98,200 litres of PMS, 55 sacks of Cannabis Sativa amongst others.

The Controller said the command generated a sum of N19,598,500 as revenue in the second quarter, while the Duty Paid Value on the seizures was put at N500.766 million.

The controller however reiterated that the continued attack on operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and other sister agencies will not deter the command from carrying out their duties.

He  appealed to residents of the state to desist from smuggling activities that could sabotage the Federal Government’s efforts in the grow Nigeria agenda.

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