Customs Impounds N9.9million Poultry Products, Fish

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said it intercepted 1,263 cartons of poultry products and frozen fish worth over N9.9 million.

The items, concealed in a Volvo truck, were confiscated by the Headquarters Special Assignment Team ‘C’, Ogun State Axis. The team was led by Assistant Comptroller of Customs Shittu Almarof.

The Volvo truck with registration number LND 298 XN was intercepted for random check on the Sagamu-Benin Expressway.

Almarof told said that the occupants of the truck gave themselves away by their suspicious behaviour.

“Therefore, a casual search was conducted on the truck even though the occupants had earlier told the team that the truck was carrying frozen fish.

“The truck was brought down to the headquarters of Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Ikeja-Lagos, where physical examination confirmed that the truck carried 785 cartons of smuggled frozen poultry products concealed with 478 cartons of frozen fish.

“The Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the items is N9,975,000.

“We are working assiduously and in close collaboration with other anti-smuggling outfits in the zone to deal very decisively with the hydra- headed monster of smuggling. We have the responsibility to complement the effort of allied teams in the Zone in view of the need to frontally tackle smuggling within the South-West and its environ,” he said.

 

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