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Saturday, 02 March 2024 07:51

Customs Intercepts Imported Fake Drugs Worth N1.7bn In Oyo

Customs intercepts N122.5m smuggled goods - Vanguard News


Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted and seized smuggled fake drugs worth over N1 billion along Bakatari area of Omi-Adio, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The NCS’s Oyo/Osun Commander, Ben Oramalugo while addressing newsmen in Ibadan on Friday, said the seized fake drugs had a total Duty Paid Value (DPV ) of N1,739,000,000,000 only for the 2024 fiscal year.

The area Ccontroller said the command had been an enforcement oriented command that prioritised fighting against smuggling in all its operations.
According to him, NCS, through the area command, aimed to alleviate hardship experienced as a result of some economic saboteurs in the country, adding that they had also successfully intercepted and seized contraband goods, including items that posed threats to economic stability and lives of the citizens in the country.


He said: “For the period of 19th January to February, 2024, the command has intercepted and seized the following contraband goods, foreign parboiled rice 345 (50kg) bags, worth N24,218,000.00, Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, 344 (25 litres) kegs, worth N5,728,500.00, Indian Hemp, 4 wraps (4 Kilograms), worth N126, 000.00, Used tyres, 1309 pieces, worth N70, 140,000,00, used clothes and shoes, 45 sacks/, 8 sacks/9 sacks, bales, worth N32,400,000.00/N10, 320, 000,00.”

He reiterated commitment of the command towards fighting against ongoing economic difficulties by supporting the Federal Government to enhance food security in the country.

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