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Nigeria Customs Intercepts Contraband worth N10BN In Lagos.

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted contrabands with Duty Paid Value of N10billion.

The public relations officer of the unit, Peter Duniya, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen.

According to the statement, the acting Customs Area Controller, Usman Yahaya said the seizures were made in one day at Ido-Eruwa road.

The CAC added that the contraband comprised of 34 fairly used and new vehicles which were laden with used clothes, indian hemp and foreign parboiled rice.

Yahaya further stated that though there was stiff resistance from the smugglers who engaged the support of hoodlums but the Customs operatives displayed high level of professionalism and restraint to secure the contraband.

“Our operatives were met with stiff resistance from a combination of smugglers, hoodlums and villagers.

“However, with the application of high level of professionalism, the patrol teams were able to bring all the vehicles down to Lagos without any casualty.”

He however warned smugglers to desist from engaging in activities that sabotaged the government efforts of making Nigeria self sufficient in food production.

“While we appreciate the support and the cooperation of patriotic members of the public in carrying out our mandate by providing timely and useful information, however, recalcitrant economic saboteurs should note that, they would continue to count their losses because we are better mobilized, organized and backed by the extant laws to be always ahead of them,”