Customs Seizes 7,000 Bags Of Rice In Ogun

Customs Seizes 7,000 Bags Of Rice In Ogun

Ogun 1 Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized a total of 7,311 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice in the last one month. Information Guide Nigeria

According to DAILY TRUST, this was disclosed by the Comptroller, Dera Nnamdi at a press conference at the NCS office in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

Nnamdi stated that the 7,311 bags of rice is equivalent to 12 trailer loads of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each, saying it also translates to 365,550kg or 365.55 metric tons of the grains.

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Nnamdi disclosed that they also seized 300 litres of vegetable oil, four bales of used clothing, 26 sacks of used shoes and four sacks of used toys.

DAILY TRUST reports that seized items are 124 packs (book size) and 164 wraps (coconut size) of cannabis Sativa weighing 167kg, 810 cartons of frozen poultry, 20,775 litres of petrol in 831 kegs, two bundles and four pieces of used tyres with rims among others.

The Command also impounded 20 vehicles and two motorcycles used as means of conveying the seized items.

Nnamdi reveals that the cumulative duty paid value (DPV) for all the above seizures amounted to N172,999,387.

According to DAILY TRUST, Nnamdi stated that the command, in the last month, generated N2,437,050 as proceeds from auction sales of seized petroleum products and scrap metals. Jamb Result

He said: “It should be noted that Federal Government of Nigeria’s directive on border closure is still subsisting, hence, there is no revenue generated from imports activities”.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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