Nigeria Customs Seize illegal items, totaling 1,119 and valued at N10 billion in 2023

In 2023, the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Units Zone A, Ikeja, reported a significant crackdown on illegal items, totaling 1,119 and valued at N10 billion.

Hussein Ejibunnu, the Customs Area Controller, disclosed this achievement during a media briefing at the command.

Diverse Seizures and Estimated Value

The seizures, encompassing a wide array of items, amounted to a staggering duty paid value of N10,395,123,943. Among the confiscated items were 83,170 bags of imported rice, equivalent to 139 trailers.

This included a variety of goods such as vehicles, marijuana, tramadol, used tyres, poultry products, footwear, and petroleum products.

Prominent Seizure: Foreign Parboiled Rice

Ejibunnu highlighted the prominence of the seizure of foreign parboiled rice, constituting 139 trailer loads, translating to an impressive 83,170 bags of 50kg each.

This underscored the Customs’ commitment to curbing the influx of illegal goods and safeguarding the nation’s economic interests.

As further details emerge, the Customs Operations Units Zone A’s relentless efforts in combating smuggling and illicit trade continue to make a significant impact on preserving the integrity of Nigeria’s borders and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

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