May 20, 2024

The Adamawa/Taraba Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized items including 15,449 litres of Premium Motor Spirit with a cumulative Duty Paid Value of N13m.

This was disclosed in a statement posted on the official X handle of the NCS on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the Area Controller, Salisu Abdullahi, stated this during a press briefing held on November 17, 2023 at the headquarters of the Area Command in Yola.

Other seized items include 19 cartons of foreign insecticide and 26 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice.

On account of the flammability of the PMS, the Comptroller said most of the product had been disposed of in accordance with the extant laws and the accrued proceeds remitted into the Federation Account.

Abdullahi said the fraction of the PMS remaining on the ground will also be auctioned after the briefing.

He added that the command didn’t apprehend any of the smugglers as they all took to their heels, however, he vowed to clamp down on all smugglers, maintaining that the nation cannot afford to allow saboteurs to take over the economy.

The comptroller called on Nigerians, stakeholders and all relevant security agencies at the Command’s frontiers to continue collaborating with the Customs in the battle against the menace of smuggling.

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