Officers and men of the Seme Area Command on a routine patrol along the creeks within Seme and Badagry has intercepted large quantities of petroleum products in sacks with N6,974,750.00 worth of duty paid value.
According to a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the command, DSC Hussaini Abdullahi the patrol that led to the interception was in continuation of efforts to suppress smuggling of the petroleum products within nooks and crannies of the Command.
The statement revealed that the arrest was made in the early hours of Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Abdullahi said in the statement that after successful evacuation of the said item to the Command premises where examination was conducted,1005 jericans of petroleum products, 30 litre each, equivalent to 30,150 litres were discovered.
“The duty paid value (DPV) is Six million, nine hundred and seventy four thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira (N6,974,750.00) only.” he said.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo while showcasing the seizure commended the doggedness, patriotism, dedication and high level of professionalism exhibited by his men.
He further added that the new Landcruiser patrol vehicles (Buffalo) provided by the Management of the NCS has aided the operation of the Command adding that some of the creeks and beaches were inaccessible before.
“With the aid of this Buffalo vehicles we are able to access everywhere.” he said.
While appreciating the Comptroller General of the NCS Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and his management for equipping the Command with operational tools, the CAC said that in as much as the smugglers continue with their unpatriotic acts, his men were ready to match them and that seizures of PMS is a routine activity in which the tempo will be sustained.