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Customs Seizes Vehicles, Rice, Others Worth N10bn




The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’ has seized contrabands valued at N10 billion.

The acting Customs Area Controller of the unit, Usman Yahaya, revealed this over the weekend..

According to him, the contraband comprised of 34 fairly used and new vehicles which were laden with second hand clothes, Indian hemp and foreign parboiled rice.

His words:” I welcome you to this historic press briefing. It is aimed at showcasing a large scale of smuggled vehicles. These vehicles are typically laden with different kinds of contraband goods. Some economic saboteurs recently met their waterloo. This happened when our operatives acted based on credible information. This led to a single seizure at Ido, Eruwa Road-Ibadan of Oyo State.


“The contrabands include 34 different brands of both new and used vehicles. They were laden with banned items such as second hand clothes, foreign parboiled rice and Indian hemp, he said.

Yahaya however, said that though there were stiff resistance from the smugglers who engaged the support of hoodlums but the Customs operatives displayed high level of professionalism and restraint to secure the contraband to the Customs warehouse in Lagos.

“Our operatives were met with stiff resistance from a combination of smugglers, hoodlums and villagers. However, the patrol teams were able to bring all the vehicles down to Lagos without any casualty.”


He warned smugglers to desist from engaging in economic activities that can sabotaged the government policies of making Nigeria self-sufficient in food production.

“While we appreciate the support and the cooperation of patriotic members of the public in carrying out our mandate by providing timely and useful information, however, recalcitrant economic saboteurs should note that, they would continue to count their losses because we are better mobilized, organized and backed by the extant laws to be always ahead of them,” the Customs chief said.

Also, its Public Relations Officer, Peter Duniya said the seizures were made at Ido-Eruwa road by the eagle eye officers of the command. is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. NK

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