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Friday, 3 April 2020

Items worth over N200m seized by Customs in Katsina


Operatives of the Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have seized ten different items with a Duty Paid Value of over N200 million.


The Acting Comptroller of the command and Deputy Comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service, DC Dahiru Kirawa told newsmen that the items were recovered from different stores of smugglers while others were intercepted at various locations in the state.

Kirawa disclosed that the interception was made possible after they received credible information and intelligence from various informants of the command.

He said; For those that think they escaped or evaded the duty payment or prohibition from the officers and men of the Nigerian Customs Service in the field, we are working round the clock to get them arrested because we have the legal barking to visit any store or place with reasonable suspicion to bring those goods out.

Items seized include: 123 bales of secondhand clothing which is absolutely prohibited, 477 bundles of textile materials, 1,844 bags of rice, 626 Jerry cans of vegetable oil and 91 Jerry cans of petroleum products.

Other items seized include: 1,148 cartons of noodles, 1,200 units of foot-wears, 186 bags of sugar, 56 units of used vehicles, 198 cartons of baby sweets, chocolate biscuit and condense milk as well as 132 units of Cooking Gas Cylinders.

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