The Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ has continued to produce more result in its anti-smuggling drives.
Barely two weeks after the Comptroller-General of Customs working visit to Lagos where various seizures made by FOU A worth over N10 Billion Naira, the Unit intercepted 1,393 bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice, 187 jerrycans/66 drums of foreign vegetable oil, 625 Cartons of poultry products and 50 jerrycans of foreign vegetable oil.
The goods were all intercepted from unapproved routes within Ogun State between 5th -17th February 2020 based on surveillance and routine patrol.
The rice, vegetable oil and poultry products were conveyed in 12 different motor vehicles and also concealed in gas cylinders with a cumulative duty paid value of Forty Million, One Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Naira Only (N40,144,250.00)
DPV Break down of the seized items: Rice N27,860,000.00, Vegetable Oil N6,284,250.00 and Frozen Poultry: N6,000,000.00
The Ag. Controller of the Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’, Usman Yahaya warned that unless the economic saboteurs repent from their unscrupulous activities, they will continue to count their losses. He also advised legitimate traders to be compliant in their declarations as the unit is ever ready to facilitate their trade in line with world best practices.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and the entire Management Team of the Nigeria Customs Service for providing necessary logistics and motivation that led to this feat.
Ag. Comptroller Usman Yahaya called on all meaningful Nigerians to support the Service’s fight against smuggling activities by providing intelligence that could assist the unit to achieve more monumental seizures.