Nigeria Customs Service Intercepts Goods Worth N397 Million Amidst Hoodlums Attacks

Nigeria Customs Ogun I Command disclosed a seizure of over 500 items worth over N397 million.

Whilst briefing the press, Comptroller explained that during the operation the command suffered several viscious attacks in which an Assistant Inspector of Customs was killed with several other officers injured. Many patrol teams were attacked and patrol bases vandalised, with many personal belongings, including uniforms, looted.

The command intensified efforts and increased the workforce, with reinforcements from the military. Within the operation, the command recorded 2,947 bags of rice, 1,875 litres of PMS, 18 vehicles, 4 motorcycles, 1,658 bags of cannabis sativa, 159 cartons of sugar, 30 cartons of tomato paste, 12 cartons of cosmetic and soaps, 19 cartons of insectiside and 7 kegs of vegetable oil, among others.

The command has said it will continue to engage and educate th the public in the social and economic implications of smuggling, as well as perfomring statutory functions of enforcing compliance in line with government policies.