Customs seize goods worth N1.17bn in eight months — Official

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘D’ seized contrabands worth N1.17bn between January 30 and August 9, 2023.

The Acting FOU Controller, Joseph Adelaja, disclosed this at a press conference in Bauchi on Wednesday.

Adelaja said during the period under review, the unit made a total of 88 seizures, prominent of which are 174,585 litres of petroleum products and nine sacks of pangolin scales and claws weighing 396.4kg,

Others, according to him, are 1,800 bags of sugar (50kg) each, 343 bags of fertilizer and 328 bags of 50kgs foreign parboiled rice among other seizures.

“The unit has intercepted nine sacks of pangolin scales and claws weighing 396.4kg.

“Others are two life birds (African crowned crane), one live antelope gazelle, one piece of lion bone and a plastic container of lion fat,” he said.

Adelaja added that operatives also intercepted 88 cartons of insecticides, 342 packs of foreign candy, 190 cartons of flavoured powdered drinks, 23 sacks of used shoes and 1,800 bags of sugar (50kg) each.

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