Nigerian Customs Service Rapid Response Squad HQ seizes 32 smuggled brand new vehicles with DPV of ₦1.7 billion.
Coordinator of Customs Rapid Response Squad HQ, Jack Okpabi, said the seizures were made from various hideouts.
Highlights the trick which the smugglers use to mislead officers by putting official plate numbers on smuggled vehicles.
Advised public and private organizations falling into the trap of purchasing vehicles without proper Customs documentation.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has recorded yet another feat in its fight against smuggling of goods into the country after seizing thirty-two (32) brand new vehicles with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over ₦1.7 Billion Naira.
The seizures were made by teams from Nigerian Customs Service Rapid Response Squad Head Quarters (HQ), whose focus is checking the smuggling of exotic vehicles into the country. Their activities covers the North Central, North East and West part of the Nigeria.
Coordinator of Rapid Response Squad, Assistant Comptroller, Jack Okpabi, who noted that government is losing so much to smuggling activities, said that the seizures were made from various hideouts.
The Coordinator also highlighted the tricks which the ‘criminals’ use to mislead officers by putting official plate numbers on the smuggled vehicles. He advised public and private organizations falling into the trap of purchasing vehicles without proper Customs documentation.
Paraded in a short clip posted on its Facebook/Twitter pages are dozens of smuggled brand new Toyota Hilux pickup trucks, four of them armored, according to the Customs.