Seme Customs Seizes 75,000 Litres Of Petroleum Products Worth Over N19m In Badagry

By Sandra Chukwunyere

Following the recent seizures smuggled products at the border areas the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) has again seized 75,000 litres of Petroleum products worth over N19m in Badagry.
Recall that three weeks ago, the Command made a similar arrest of over 119,000 litres of the same petroleum products.

According to a statement signed by the Command Spokesman, Hussaini Abdullahi noted that in continuation of the Service efforts to suppress smuggling of the petroleum products within nooks and crannies of the Command, officers and men of the Seme Area Command on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry made the seizure.

He noted that the seizure was made in the early hours of Thursday 22nd September, 2022 which were packaged and concealed in 319 sacks and estimated to be around 2500 Jerry cans of 30 litres each, equivalent to 75,000 litres. 
According the spokesman, the total duty paid value (DPV) of the items is N19,785,000.00 only.
The Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo warned the perpetrators of these illegal activities to stay off Seme Border routes or continue to count heavy losses.

He stressed that as the officers of the Command were determined to frustrate the activities of smugglers out of the area.

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