March 18, 2019

Customs confiscate goods worth N197m

Customs confiscate goods worth N197m

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’, Owerri, Imo State, says it seized 48 contrabands with a Duty Paid Value of N197.38m in July, 2015.

The Unit Area Comptroller, Mr. David Dimka, said 30 suspects were also arrested in connection with smuggling on the Benin-Asaba Expressway, Owerri-Port-Harcourt Road and the Enugu area.

He said 20 cases were pending in court in respect of the seizures. Dimka stated that apart from the 48 seizures, an under-payment of N24.25m was also discovered. He said, “A breakdown shows that 69 bales of second hand clothes, 39 vehicles, 244 pairs of used foot wears and 60 bags of rice were seized. Read more

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