WMC Customs Intercepts Rice, Vegetable oil worth N7.6m in one week

By Sandra Chukwunyere

The Western Marine Command (WMC)  Apapa of the Nigeria Customs Service has impounded another remarkable seizures of prohibited items in one week.

The prohibited items were intercepted
along Bawe/Akere creeks at Idiroko axis in Ogun state by the headquarters joint patrol team that was 24 hours patrol of the water-ways and creeks.

The seized items include;571 bags of parboiled  foreign rice in 50kg each and  49 kegs of 25kg litres of vegetable oil with total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N7, 653,948.56.

A statement issued  by the Public Relations Officer of the Command,ASC1  Emmanuel Tangwa, stated that the seizures were made possible through the new strategies introduced by the Customs Area Controller(CAC ) Comptroller Sarkin Kebbi Mustapha.
He said that those smugglers being experts on water, abandoned the items on loaded wooden canoes and dived into the water.

Comptroller Sarkin-Kebbi commended his determination to fight and suppress smuggling activities through the water-ways and therefore the Command would continue its 24 hours patrol of the creeks and the water-ways.

He said:”CAC enjoins the media and other stakeholders in the maritime sector to assist the Command always with information and proper enlightenment of the public on the Command’s anti-smuggling activities in the struggle of saving the country from the activities of the smugglers”

Seizure made by the command
Seized items by WMC

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