Customs Impound Contraband Goods Worth N79M in Kano and Jigawa States
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kano/Jigawa Area Command said it has intercepted various contraband goods with total Duty Paid Value of about N79, 573,37
This was made known to newsmen on Tuesday in Kano by the Area Comptroller, Nasiru Ahmed at the Commands headquarters.
According to him, the command intercepted four trailers loaded with 1,842 bags of smuggled bags of fertilizers with Duty Paid Value of N13,815,00.
Ahmed also revealed that about 1,608 Bags of foreign rice (50KG) each with Duty Paid Value of N35,996,688 were also confiscated within the period under review additionally to foreign 113 bags of foreign sugar (50KG) with N2, 461,705 DPV.
Other items seized include 567 Jerrycans of foreign vegetable oil (25) litters concealed in a 2 by 20 containers, 53 bales of second-hand clothes, 278 compressed blocks of Indian Hemp as well as 20 units of vehicles used as means of conveyance, totalling N79,573,372, with 15 suspects in custody in connection to the various smuggling.
Nasir lamented that the communities along Babura axis in Jigawa state have become notorious in allowing their towns to be used by smugglers.
Hence, he called on community leaders in the area to rise up to the challenge and cooperate with the Customs to checkmate the activities of those who are into the illegal business who uses their area as safe routes and hiding places.