Nigeria Customs Recover Large Quantities Of PMS Along Seme-Badagry Axis

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Owing to the determination and commitment of the Nigeria Customs Service in suppressing the activities of daredevil smugglers to the barest minimum across the Country, officers, and men of the Seme Area Command in the last 24hrs of 1st December 2021, intercepted large quantities of items suspected to be Premium Motor Spirit in sacks along the creeks and beaches within Seme and Badagry axis.

Upon examination, one thousand and fifty (1050) jerry cans of 30litres each of petroleum products which is equivalent to thirty one thousand, five hundred (31,500) litres were discovered. The duty paid value (DPV) is five million, three hundred and ninety-three thousand, nine hundred and two Naira (N5,393,902.00) only.

The Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo, while showcasing the seizures said that the unfortunate scenario is that apart from sabotaging the efforts of the Government that is paying huge amounts of money to subsidize the products for the benefit of Nigerians, smuggling of petroleum also poses threats to their own lives and most times vehicles get burnt when an accident occurs.

Commenting on the giant stride achieved by the Command, the CAC reiterated the commitment of officers and men of the Command to continue the fight against smuggling and their accomplices with a higher tempo.

The CAC commended the CGC Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and the Management team for logistical support, by providing the Command with Four (4) Hilux vehicles to boost its operations. Customs will continue to enforce federal Government policies to suppress smuggling, collections of appropriate revenue, and facilitation of legitimate trade.