The Comptroller Custom, Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, Kaduna, Albasir Hamisu psc(+) says the unit through its gallant Officers and credible information from patriotic members of the public were able to seize 144 smuggled items worth over 251 million naira from various locations of Zone B between February and March 2022.
He made the disclosure at a press briefing in Kaduna.
The Comptroller said, among items seized were 126 parcels of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) along with 12 sacks of same items, 3700 sachets of Tramadol and 460 sachets of D5 Tablets, which were all handed over to NDLEA Kaduna State Command.
Hamisu further disclosed that, other items seized included 1,100 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice, 18 vehicles, 41 cartons of foreign spaghetti and Macaroni amongst other items.
He mentioned that, the Unit was able to intercept 2,348 sacks of donkey meat and promptly handed over to the Kaduna State police Command with a suspect as directed by the CGC for further legal action and prosecution.
The Comptroller appreciated the media and members of the public within Zone B for cooperating with Nigeria Customs Service for their Cooperations and called on smugglers to desist from smuggling and embrace legitimate trade for the betterment and growth of the Nigerian Economy.
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEIZURES 144
126 PARCELS/ 12 SACKS OF CANNABIS (INDIAN HEMP) 5,890,378.32
3,700 SATCHETS OF TRAMADOL 17,995,875.00
460 SATCHETS OF D5 TABLETS 2,237,325.00
1,100 FOREIGN PARBOILED RICE (50KG) 39,735,300.00
2,348 SACKS OF DONKEY MEAT 28,057,895.60
7 UNITS OF USED VEHICLES 110,607,320.00
11 UNITS OF VEHICLES (MEANS OF CONVEYANCE) 9,915,354.00
128 BALES OF FOREIGN SECOND HAND CLOTHING 19,119,520.00
100 PIECES OF TEXTILE MATERIAL 2,642,351.00
13 SACKS OF FOREIGN NEW SHOES 652,275.00
514 CARTONS OF FOREIGN SPAGHETTI & MACARONI 3,055,879.06
18 CARTONS OF FOREIGN MILKY CREAMER 665,872.20
65 KEGS OF FOREIGN VEGETABLE OIL (25 LITERS) 4,293,818.75
319 KEGS OF PREMIUM MOTOR SPIRIT(PMS) 25 LITRES 602,862.15
336 SACKS OF FOREIGN SNUFF (TOBACCO) 5,865,850.00
400 CURRENCY(N500) 200,000.00
11 CARTONS OF FOREIGN EXPIRED BISCUIT 163,501.25
TOTAL DUTY PAID VALUE (DPV) 251,701,377.33
Nigeria customs intercepts smuggled items in Kaduna