Customs intercept contraband worth N126.5m in Bauchi

Written by on June 16, 2022

Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone D Bauchi, intercepted contraband which Duty Paid Value was put at N126.560m, from January to date.

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone D, with headquarters in Bauchi, consists of Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau and Nasarawa states.

Mr Adesanmi Omiye, Comptroller of the zone, made this known while displaying the seized goods before newsmen on Thursday in Bauchi.

He said the operatives of the unit, apart from blocking and suppressing smuggling within the zone, had made seizures of contraband.

Omiye said that the goods include 605 bags of 50kgs foreign rice, 7 used vehicles, 54 bales of second-hand clothing, 215 cartons of foreign soap, and 42 cartons of spaghetti.

Others are 102 pieces of dried donkey skin, 69 sacks of used shoes, 150 jerry cans of petroleum products, among others.

Omiye appealed to Nigerians to provide genuine information that could help in curbing the menace of smuggling in the zone and the country at large.

“Eradicating smuggling in this country will boost the economy, which will make the federal government to provide social amenities to the citizenry,” he added.

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