Customs recovers 122 illegal items, generates 30 million naira in Ogun

Customs recovers 122 illegal items, generates 30 million naira in Ogun

The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has announced the recovery of 122 illegal items totaling N398,470,687.

The command announced that during the investigation period, it received an income of N30,408,276.00 from the valuation of consignments and auction sale of seized petroleum products.

Compared to the same period last year’s revenue of N5,487,076, the revenue increased by almost 400%.

The Acting Customs Area Commissioner of Ogun Area 1 Command, Deputy Commissioner Amadou Shuaib, told reporters in Idiroko about the seized items, which include 901 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, commonly known as Marijuana or Indian Hemp, and 500 pneumatic tires of foreign use. explained. , commonly known as Tokunbo tires.

Among other items seized were 23 vehicles used to transport contraband, five used foreign cars known as tokunbo, and 50 kg bags of foreign parboiled food, the equivalent of eight caravans. It included 4,684 bags of rice.

“From October 1 to 31, 2023, the command generated a total of N30,408,276.00 through baggage assessment and auction sale of seized petroleum products,” Shuaib said.

He said continued seizures of marijuana, foreign-made pneumatic tires and other dangerous products will protect millions of young people from toxic drugs that can shorten or eliminate their lives. This is a testament to the command’s unwavering efforts and resilience.


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