… N338 million worth of goods seized during operations in two months
The Team ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller-General’s Strike Force can be said to have become consistent with regularly reeling out the scorecards of its activities to the public since Deputy Comptroller Shuaibu came on board as the team leader.
On Wednesday 26th May 2021, the team again held a press briefing at the premises of the Nigeria Customs Service Training School, Ikeja, Lagos, and the Nigeria Customs Service Lighter Terminal Ikorodu, respectively to update the public on the team’s activities from April to May 2021.
According to Shuaibu, due to series of contraventions on some sections of the Customs clearance procedures and extant laws which were discovered by the team within the period under review, seizures worth a total duty paid value (DPV) of N338,660,671.00 was made by the team.
Below is the summary of the seizures:
1. 575 bales of secondhand clothes
2. 1,440 cartons of supermarket goods
3. 664 cartons of drugs without NAFDAC number
4. 530 cartons of footwear
5. 1,600 bags of foreign parboiled rice.
In addition to the above seizures, Shuaibu said that due to the conscientious manner through which the ICT arm of the team carries out documentary checks, a sum of N426, 349, 173.00 was recovered within the period under review.
He enjoined importers and exporters to comply with the Customs and Excise extant laws while appreciating those who are already complying with the extant laws.
On security in Nigeria, Shuaibu said:“National security is a collective responsibility that everyone should and must be willing to do their bit for Nigeria to be secured and be a conducive place to live in.’’