Seme Customs Creates Havoc  For Smugglers

By Sandra Chukwunyere

Since Customs Area Controller(CAC), Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu became the CAC,Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service  (NCS ),the Command has demonstrated in a practical terms an uncommon resolved to become more effective in combating the smuggling of prohibited goods through the land border.

 

Comptroller Aliyu has stated that over 600 bags of rice with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N10 million were seized at the weekend while a total of 2,800 bags of expired rice with a DPV of over N49 million were seized the same day. Also, another  seized truck with Registration  No XE-634-MUS disguised to be empty but was discovered to be carrying about 1514 cartons of imported tinned tomatoes with a DPV of N8,175,600.00 was arrested based on intelligence.

 

According to Aliyu, the seizures have become a daily occurrence, saying that a visit to the warehouse of the command shows that it is almost filled up, an attestation that  the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command,  is not resting on its oars in generating revenue, facilitating legitimate trade, suppressing  smuggling and protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria through due diligence in the use of  effective and operational fixed scanner machines  at the border command.

 

He observed that he was not ready to shy away from his responsibility as far as perpetrators remain unconscionable violators of the Federal Government’s  policies.

 

Comptroller Aliyu warned that seizures  would continue to be the hallmark  of the command and his enforcement officers would continue to sustain battle against unrepentant smugglers.

 

In a statement, Customs Public Relations Officer (PRO)  Seme Command,  Mr Taupyen Selechang, stated  that the Customs boss has noted  that all his achievements are  attributed to the mutual consultation and cooperation with the host communities who  share intelligence with the Command, and the cooperation of the sister security agencies who synergise and collaborate with the Nigeria Customs Service for effective border management.

 

He explained  that smugglers who operate through Seme route will definitely affirmed that change has come to Seme.

 

CAC restated his commitment in combating and confronting the hydra- headed monster of smuggling  head long, saying that the phenomenon has assumed   a threatening dimension to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

 

Nevertheless, he reassured genuine stakeholders that they have no cause  to fear but  the non-compliant ones will regret their actions.

 

A professional investigator who combines investigation  with enforcement to achieve an  unprecedented feat, Comptroller restate his relentless stands to pinch  smuggling in the shoot.

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Seme Customs Creates Havoc  For Smugglers

By Sandra Chukwunyere

Since Customs Area Controller(CAC), Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu became the CAC,Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service  (NCS ),the Command has demonstrated in a practical terms an uncommon resolved to become more effective in combating the smuggling of prohibited goods through the land border.

 

Comptroller Aliyu has stated that over 600 bags of rice with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N10 million were seized at the weekend while a total of 2,800 bags of expired rice with a DPV of over N49 million were seized the same day. Also, another  seized truck with Registration  No XE-634-MUS disguised to be empty but was discovered to be carrying about 1514 cartons of imported tinned tomatoes with a DPV of N8,175,600.00 was arrested based on intelligence.

 

According to Aliyu, the seizures have become a daily occurrence, saying that a visit to the warehouse of the command shows that it is almost filled up, an attestation that  the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command,  is not resting on its oars in generating revenue, facilitating legitimate trade, suppressing  smuggling and protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria through due diligence in the use of  effective and operational fixed scanner machines  at the border command.

 

He observed that he was not ready to shy away from his responsibility as far as perpetrators remain unconscionable violators of the Federal Government’s  policies.

 

Comptroller Aliyu warned that seizures  would continue to be the hallmark  of the command and his enforcement officers would continue to sustain battle against unrepentant smugglers.

 

In a statement, Customs Public Relations Officer (PRO)  Seme Command,  Mr Taupyen Selechang, stated  that the Customs boss has noted  that all his achievements are  attributed to the mutual consultation and cooperation with the host communities who  share intelligence with the Command, and the cooperation of the sister security agencies who synergise and collaborate with the Nigeria Customs Service for effective border management.

 

He explained  that smugglers who operate through Seme route will definitely affirmed that change has come to Seme.

 

CAC restated his commitment in combating and confronting the hydra- headed monster of smuggling  head long, saying that the phenomenon has assumed   a threatening dimension to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

 

Nevertheless, he reassured genuine stakeholders that they have no cause  to fear but  the non-compliant ones will regret their actions.

 

A professional investigator who combines investigation  with enforcement to achieve an  unprecedented feat, Comptroller restate his relentless stands to pinch  smuggling in the shoot.

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