Western Marine Customs impounds, Destroys 120 cartons of poultry products

By Sandra Chukwunyere

Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Friday destroyed  120 cartons of smuggled poultry products with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N1.2 million.Controller of the Command, Comptroller Benjamin Binga, who disclosed this at the command, said that the product were intercepted at Badagry and Yemeke axis of Lagos state during a routine patrol by the officers and men of the command. The Comptroller  who was represented by Acting DC Enforcement of the Command, Chief Superintendent of  Customs, CSC Samuel Ariyibi.pointed out that the value of the seized items is put at N900,000 .00, pointing out that “There is no small amount of seizure as such items are dangetous to human health”.He added that, the goods were intercepted on the 10th of September at about 10:30am local time. He further told newsmen at the destruction site, that with the commissioning of two gunboats by  the Comptroller General of Customs CGC  Ali Hameed, the operatives of Western Marine Command will better survey the  sea  in order to tackle smuggling to the barest minimum. According to him: “This is the beginning of a new era because. this will give us the opportunity to go to the high sea to curb smuggling there will be no hiding place for the smugglers.“The primary assignment of the customs is not only to generate revenue but to suppress smuggling even into the barest minimum and today is another remarkable day.” He further  warned smugglers to desist from their destructive activities or be ready to face arrest and prosecution. Received, thank you.Thank you.Well received, thanks.ReplyForward

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