Ogun Customs seizes 500 smuggled Tokunbo cars, 1,305 bags of rice
The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Command has seized 500 tokunbo cars and 1,305 bags of 50kg rice allegedly smuggled into the country.
The Controller of Ogun State Area Command, Sani Madugu disclosed this at the Idiroko border, while briefing newsmen about the activities of the command.
Madugu said within the last one week, the command made seizures of four smuggled tokunbo cars, 1,305 bags of 50kg rice ,117 kegs of vegetable oil, 20 bags of sugar, 10 sacks of used clothes and 12 motorcycles with duty payable value of N39.3m.
He said his command has raked in N5.717 billion revenue between January and November 2017. While giving the breakdown of the revenue generated in 11 months, Madugu said it was realised from excise duty, import duty, fees and auction.
He explained that 777 seizures were made within the period under review, adding that the command has increased the tempo of its anti-smuggling activities.
The Ogun Customs boss said the smugglers in the state were having it hot, as more personnel had been deployed to the state. He said, “more personnel have been posted to the command, so there is no breathing space for smu
gglers in Ogun State. “ The smugglers must realise we will continue to make seizure of rice being smuggled through the land borders. “During Yuletide, we will be at work, we have enough personnel. Our warehouses are brimming with bags of seized rice. We will continue to seize those smuggled bags of rice.”