On Tuesday, May 26, Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Abdullahi Dikko Inde disclosed that the service had seized N315bn worth of textile materials smuggled into the country in Kano State.
The service began raiding warehouses where smugglers stored some textile materials on May 8. Speaking in Kano during an inspection of the seized goods, Inde said 75 warehouses containing contraband textile materials owned by smugglers were sealed up and each of the warehouses is worth N4.2bn.
“I initiated the raid of the warehouses from my office in Abuja based on information in order to salvage our economy. Only one of the warehouses worth is N4.2bn and if you multiply it by 75, you will get the worth of the seizure we have made,” he said.
Inde said that the confiscated goods would be thoroughly screened to determine contraband items adding that owners of genuine goods would be made to pay appropriate taxes, adding that the seized materials would be distributed to internally displaced persons in the North East.