The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ’C’ in Imo state southeast Nigeria says it intercepted contraband and raised demand notices to the tune of N2.8 billion in the last two months. The Acting Comptroller of the Zone, Mr Kayode Kolade, a Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), disclosed this while addressing newsmen during his maiden press briefing in Owerri, on Wednesday.
Kolade said that the seizures and the arrest of 13 suspects were among his significant achievements between January 25 when he assumed office and March 25.
He listed the seized items to include hundreds of Bags of rice, five sacks of pangolin scales, 398 sacks of cannabis sativa popularly known as Indian hemp weighing 8,756kg and 2,308 compressed parcels of same Indian hemp, 1kg each totaling 2,308kg. He said that the seized contrabands were worth N2.7billion while the sum of N61.4 million was for demand notices raised based on some infractions discovered.