Oyo/Osun Customs Command Seizes 93 Vehicles; Generates N23.8bn In 7 Months
The Oyo/Osun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it seized 7,951 items and generated N23.8 billion in seven months.
The seized items included 6,067 (50kg) of foreign rice, 730 (25-litre) kegs of vegetable oil, 93 vehicles, 39 bales of secondhand clothing, 966 pieces of used tyres, 50 (50kg) bags of sugar and six bundles of textile materials.
The Comptroller of Customs in the command, Abdullahi Zulkifli, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the last seven months.
Zulkifli said that the duty paid value of the seized items was N210.8million.
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The comptroller also said that 35 suspects were arrested in connection with the seizures, with 30 given administrative bail and five charged to court.
He said that the N23.8 billion generated in the period under review surpassed the N22 billion generated in the same period last year.
Zulkifli expressed confidence that the command would surpass the N30 billion target given to the command for 2019.
He said that NCS would ensure that no stone was left unturned in combating smuggling and the challenges posed by smugglers.