The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command, says it has seized a total of 1,839 various prohibited items in 13 months, with the duty paid value of over N2.38 billion.
The Customs Area Controller, Peter Chado Kolo, who disclosed this on Thursday, while briefing newsmen on the scorecard of the Command for the year 2020 and January 2021, held at the Sentry, Idi Iroko Border Post, said the seizure included foreign parboiled rice, petroleum products, poultry products, used tyres, second-hand clothing, dangerous drugs (tramadol and cannabis sativa), palm oil, assorted soap and body cream.
Kolo added that 512 vehicles and other means of conveyance were also confiscated in the period under review.
On the revenue generated by the Command within the period, the CAC said N65.77 million was raked in through fees collected from the auction sales of seized petroleum products. He explained that the major source of revenue of the Command from import and export has not been in operation since the closure of the Land Borders as directed by the Federal Government of Nigeria, noting “the only source of revenue for the Command as of today are fees collected from the auction sales of seized petroleum products and other perishable items”. (Sun)