CAR DEALERS IN TROUBLE AS CUSTOM SEIZE 39 VEHICHLES IN SOKOTO.


Customs seizes 39 vehicles, others in Sokoto

BY BENEDICT ODINAKA EZEOKA writing for

 Nigeria Customs Service, Sokoto Area Command, yesterday, said it has seized  103 items  worth of N161,337,003 between May to October this year.
The command also revealed that  N829.4 million was generated within the period..
Speaking with journalists in Sokoto during the presentation of his stewardship in the last six months, the Area Comptroller, Nasir Ahmed, said the seizures include vehicles, foreign rice, vegetable oil, clothing materials and elephant tusks.
In recent time, Ahmed disclosed that 39 vehicles with duty paid value of N83.6 million were seized. He also mentioned some of the seized items to include 1,842 50kg and 25kg bags of foreign rice with the duty paid value of N27.9 million.
Others include 976 25kg jerry cans of vegetable oil, 208 bales of secondhand clothes and two pieces of elephant tusks with the duty paid value of N13.9 million, N12.3 million and N14.4million, respectively.
He agreed  that fluid and un-delineated borders were making anti-smuggling operations very challenging in the area.
“The area has 11 approved border stations, which were vast and fluid in which during dry season many bush paths and farmlands become easy access for smugglers.
“But we will continue to do everything possible to protect the Nigerian economy and to enforce government policies on imports and exports,” Ahmed said
The comptroller praised the doggedness of the officers who had contributed to the seizure and urged them not to relent in their efforts.
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