Ogun Customs Intercept 14 Trucks Of Rice, One tanker load of Adulterated Diesel, Others Worth N1. 29 Billion - FIRST AWARENESS


Monday, June 27, 2022

Ogun Customs Intercept 14 Trucks Of Rice, One tanker load of Adulterated Diesel, Others Worth N1. 29 Billion

Controller Makinde handing over carnabis sativa intercepted to the Controller of Narcotics, Archie-Abia Ibinabo,.of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) from Idiroko Special Area Command .

By Niyi Ogungbola

14 trucks of foreign parboiled rice, weighing 50kg each and a petroleum tanker laden with adulterated diesel were among   the list of seizures recorded by the Ogun Area 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Idiroko, between the month of May and 25th of June, 2022.

The command as well intercepted 1,100packets of Tramadol,23,400 pairs of footwear,  289 cartons of tomato paste, several sacks and wraps of weeds, suspected to be Cannabis Sativa among other contraband goods.
Controller Makinde showing Journalists some bags of rice inside one of seized vehicles.

When totalling all seizures within the period under review, Controller of command Bamidele Makinde said they  carried the Duty Payable Value (DPV) worth over N1. 29 Billion. 

These seizures among all others were  tagged as 'uncommon'  by the  Controller of the command, Comptroller Bamidele Makinde
while berifing  journalists on Monday at Idiroko Border.

Makinde showing Journalists some of seized Indian hemps

Makinde disclosed that two trucks conveying 882 bags of the foreign parboiled rice were seized right inside Abeokuta metropolis, while on transit. 

The Controller as well  stressed that, his operatives acted under the Section 46 and 169 of the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA), Cap "C45" of the Law of Federation of Nigeria to effect the seizures.

Lamenting the upsurge witnessed in smuggling activities in Ogun for the month of May/June when compared to that of the previous months of April/May, 2022 when the border was reopened,he attributed the trend to the intensity of trading ahead of the forthcoming year 2022 Ramadan festival.

Makinde as well disclosed that the adulterated diesel product was intercepted along the Sagamu - Ijebu Ode expressway, while the bunkerer absconded upon sighting the command's operatives.

Some kegs of petroleum intercepted by Customs officers.

He said also that, the command generated a total revenue of over N12. 8 Million from auctions of the Premium Motor Spirit (P.M.S) intercepted at different exit points to the Republic of Benin during the anti - smuggling operations, 

Controller Makinde stressed that  about 10, 973 litres of the seized petroleum products were disposed off "in line with the extant laws".

Controller Makinde showing Journalists the tanker containing the adulterated diesel

A breakdown of the entire seizures recorded by the NCS Ogun Area 1 Command however included: 1, 100 wraps of Indian Hemps, packed in book size; 81 wraps in coconut size and another six big sacks of Cannabis Sativa: 168 packets of Cocodomol Codeine syrup packed in 8-bottles of 500mg, as well as 390 cartons of frozen poultry products and 19 bale's and 104 sacks of foreign used clothing among others.

Makinde as usual, handed all the narcotics intercepted to the Controller of Narcotics, Archie-Abia Ibinabo, who led other officials of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) from the Idiroko Special Area Command to the NCS warehouse where the contrabands were being kept. 
Some bags of foreign parboiled rice inside the wearhouse

Other notable seizures kept in the warehouse included used tyres, vehicles spare parts,122 Cartons of foreign wine, 120  cartons of new foot wears including 23 pairs of new slippers and 58 cartons of foreign used shoes and mountainous load of foreign parboiled rice among others.

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