Seme Customs Intercepts 22,500 Litres Of Petroleum Products Along Badagry Seme Express Way


In its efforts to suppress illegal activities of smugglers of petroleum products and also to prevent the entry and exit of items that could compromise the security and economy of Nigeria, officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command have again intercepted seventy nine (79) sacks of items suspected to be petroleum products at Oloko creeks along Badagry-Seme road.

According to the press statement by the Spokesperson of the Command, DSC Hussaini Abdullahi, the arrest was made on Monday, 13th December 2021.

“After successful evacuation of the seized items to the Command premises where examination was conducted, seven hundred and fifty (750) jerry cans of 30 litres each of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) equivalent to twenty two thousand, five hundred (22,500) litres were discovered”

The statement revealed that the Duty Paid Value (DPV) is three million, three hundred and eighteen thousand, four hundred and fifty Naira (N3,318, 450.00) only.

While commending the uncompromising attitudes of his officers, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller BM Jibo urged them to intensify the fight by making the area less attractive for illegal activities and to ensure that National interest must be their priority.

Recalled that some days ago, thirty one thousand, five hundred (31,500) litres of same products were intercepted with a DPV of five million, three hundred and ninety three thousand, nine hundred and two Naira (N5,393,902.00) only.

Customs will continue to pursue sustainable campaign against smuggling and ensuring that it is reduced to the barest minimum level.