Operatives of Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit in Zone A ikeja Lagos have intercepted and destroyed poultry products worth N20,678,400.
The Acting Controller of the unit, Deputy Comptroller Usman Yahaya who confirmed this, said the seizures were made in two separate operations within one week.
Yahaya told journalists in Lagos through a public statement issued by the Unit Public Relations Officer Jerry Attah, that his men have sustained round the clock patrols while keeping to safe distance rules in line with Covid19 prevention techniques.
He added that the seizures came in 2,154 cartons laden in seven different vehicle of different capacities.
According to him “These seizures, which we made within a week is a strong message to smugglers and trans border criminals. They should not be deceived into concluding that we are away from our duty posts.
“As usual, we are on duty and will continue to surprise smugglers with seizures and arrests any time they dare us.
“These seizures were contained in seven vehicles that were quickly abandoned by the drivers who fled on sighting our officers. We had to improvise means of driving the vehicles to our premises because the smugglers ran away with the keys” Yahaya said.
Highest bulk of the seizure was achieved by a patrol team led by Steven Abah, a Chief Superintendent of Customs whose team brought in 1500 cartons in a swoop.