Customs Impounds Rice, Poultry Products Worth N47m

The comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service custom (CGC)’s compliance team, South West Zone of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has seized over 5,500 bags of 50kg parboiled rice worth N36 million smuggled into the country.

The team also intercepted over 2,062 cartons of imported frozen poultry products worth over N11 million in two Mercedes Benz trucks along Ijebu-Ode expressway.

Showing newsmen the seizures yesterday, the zonal commander of the compliance team, chief superintendent of customs, Bello Hassan, said the duty paid value (DPV) on the seizures is worth over N47million.

Bello said, “Within two weeks in the month of October our reinvigorated patrols and use of intelligence have led to the seizures with a duty paid value of N47 million.”

Bello stated further that the team had on the instruction of the national coordinator, assistant comptroller, Musa Jalo, evacuated 5,500 of 50kg of foreign parboiled rice smuggled and stored in some warehouses in Lagos with a duty paid value of N36 million. He explained that “a total of 2,062 smuggled frozen poultry products in two Mercedes Benz trucks with registratin number KRD 332 XM and FB 725 APP were intercepted along Ijebu-Ode expressway with a DPV of N11 million.”