Customs seizes contraband goods worth over one billion Naira


The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘D’, has between January 30 and August 9, 2023, seized contrabands worth N1.17bn.

Joseph Adelaja, the Acting FOU Controller, stated this at a press conference in Bauchi on Wednesday.

He said, “during the period under review, the unit made a total of 88 seizures, prominent of which are 174,585 litres of petroleum products and nine sacks of pangolin scales and claws weighing 396.4kg.”

He further explained that the unit seized 1,800 bags of sugar (50kg) each, 343 bags of fertilizer and 328 bags of 50kg foreign rice, among others.

According to him, the unit intercepted two birds (African crowned crane), one antelope, one piece of lion bone and a plastic container of lion fat.

The operatives, according to Adelaja, also intercepted 88 cartons of insecticides, 342 packs of foreign candy, 190 cartons of flavoured powdered drinks, 23 sacks of used shoes and 1,800 bags of sugar (50kg) each.

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