Economy

Customs records 242 seizure worth N259m

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Joint Border Patrol Team in Kwara State, says it has recorded about 242 seizures with a total duty paid value of N259million and arrested five illegal Immigrants from inception of it’s operation till date.

The Coordinator in charge of North Central Zone, Sector-3, Comptroller Olugboyega Peters, made this known while speaking with newsmen on the successes recorded at the Command Headquarters in Ilorin.

He said out of the total seizures the team made 128 seizures with a duty paid value of N75,851Million between January till date.

According to him, three set of human traffickers with a total number of 80 suspected trafficked children have also been intercepted.

The Comptroller explained that the five illegal Immigrants women arrested alongside their Nigerian driver were intercepted along lokoja Abuja High way during a stop and search operations by the team.

He noted that the women specialised in stealing women wrappers through the use of charms in Kaduna and Kano axis.

Peters urged the youth to shun the act of being used by economic saboteurs to attack operatives while carrying out their lawful duties.

Some of the Items seized include ,1584 bags of foreign rice,48 Units of used vehicles,7 Motorcycles,1864 Jerry Cans of 25 liters of Petrol,21 bags if foreign sugar,and 948 cartoons of foreign Tomatoes among others.

Some of seized items

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