By Sandra Chukwunyere
The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 1005 Jerry cans of smuggled Petroleum products worth over 6.9 million naira.
In to a press statement signed by the Command spokesman, DSC Hussaini Abdullahi which was made available to our correspondent noted that large quantities of Petroleum Premium Spirit (PMS) popularly known as Petrol were intercepted by Officers of the Command while on patrol along the creeks within Seme and Badagry in the early hours of Wednesday 12 January 2022. It noted that 1005 jerry cans of petroleum products with 30 litres each having a total of 30,150 litres were discovered. The duty paid value (DPV) of the seized items is quoted as N6,974,750.00 only.
The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Command, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo stressed that his men will continue to trail and match smugglers who continue in unpatriotic acts, while reiterating that seizures of Petroleum products as become a routine activity in the command which the tempo will be sustained.
Jibo however commended the Comptroller General of the NCS Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) and his management for equipping the Command with operational tools. He also appreciated the doggedness, patriotism, dedication and high level of professionalism exhibited by his men.
The CAC further added that the new Land Cruiser patrol vehicles (Buffalo) provided by the Management of the NCS has aided the operation of the Command because before now, some of the creeks and beaches are not accessible but now with the aid of this Buffalo vehicles we are able to access everywhere.