Customs Intercept Large Quantities Of Smuggled Petroleum Products In Badagry

Customs Intercept Large Quantities Of Stolen Petrol Along Seme Border -  Oriental News Nigeria

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, on a routine patrol along the creeks within Seme and Badagry has intercepted another large quantities of petroleum products in sacks.

The products were seized in the early hours  of Wednesday 12 January 2022.

Spokesperson of the command, DSC Hussaini Abdullahi, said onethousand and five (1005) jerry cans of petroleum products thirty (30) litre each, equivalent to thirty thousand, one hundred and fifty (30,150) litres  were discovered. The duty paid value (DPV) is Six million, nine hundred and seventy four thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira (N6,974,750.00) only.

The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo while showcasing the seizure commended the doggedness, patriotism, dedication and high level of professionalism exhibited by his men. He further added that the new Landcruiser patrol vehicles (Buffalo) provided by the Management of the NCS has aided the operation of the Command because before now, some of the creeks and beaches are not accessible but now with the aid of this Buffalo vehicles we are able to access everywhere.

While appreciating the Comptroller General of the NCS Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and his management for equipping the Command with operational tools, the CAC said that in as much as the smugglers continue with their unpatriotic acts, his men were ready to match them and that seizures of PMS is a routine activity in which the tempo will be sustained.

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