The Ogun 1 Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), have contraband worth N231,218 million in the state between January and February.
The Comptroller of the Command, Bamidele Makinde, made the disclosure during a press briefing in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
According to Makinde, the command recorded a total of 115 seizures during the period under review.
He said the seizures included 6,743 50kg bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice, the equivalent of 11 truckloads.
He listed other items including 19,806 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, 18 units of used vehicles used to convey smuggled goods, 64 sacks, and 824 wraps of book.
“Others are 10 big pieces and 19 small pieces of artefacts, one motorcycle used to convey prohibited items and 73 bales of second-hand clothing; 14 sacks of foreign-used shoes, 900 pieces of foreign-used tyres and 520 cartons of frozen poultry products”.
On revenue generation, he explained the sum of N28.445,757 million was generated through import duties, and auction sales of scrap vehicles and petroleum products.
”Our officers have continued to exude resilience and commitment to service delivery. This is the reason for the improved seizure profile we have recorded.
‘I will like to reiterate that the revenue activities of the command comprised of importation and exportation of legitimate goods under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme and Assessment of Merchandise on Baggage.”
cc: The Nations Ng