Customs Impounds Food Products In Lagos!
The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reportedly impounded rice, cooking oil and poultry products valued at N20.4 million in Lagos.
This is according to the Command’s Acting Controller, Mr Johnson Gabriel who told newsmen in Lagos that the seizures were made in two separate operations by his men.
According to him, on October 15 at the Badagry axis of Lagos State, his officers impounded 70 cartons of poultry products, 11 bags of rice and eight kegs of cooking oil, all valued at N567, 982.
Gabriel said the second anti-smuggling operation took place at the Yekeme area of the state on October 18 with the seizure of 2,200 bags of rice valued at N19. 89 million.
The Acting Controller attributed the success of the operations to the valued contributions of the Customs Intelligence Unit which, he described, as a vital part of the operations of the service.
Gabriel said the operatives worked with the intelligence report they got and did not allow the late night rains to deter them.
He however warned smugglers to steer clear of the area, adding the command is adopting new strategies to deal with the evil act of smuggling.