-The Nigerian customs arrested two smugglers with a truck filled of frozen poultry
– The seized frozen poultry is valued at N6 million
The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command, has made seizure of five hundred and fifty (550) cartons of frozen poultry products, with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N6,048,680.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the smuggled goods.
The Information patrol team led by CSC Ozah, disclosed that the arrest was made within Mosafejo axis when the said truck was coming out from the creeks on January 4, at about 5 a.m.
The imported frozen poultry product was intercepted in a blue Volvo truck with registration number: FKJ 359 XJ. The truck compartment used was well constructed for the purpose of concealment as it looks empty from the outside.
Meanwhile, the comptroller-general of customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has approved the redeployment of 46 senior officers of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in a bid to strengthen operations and reposition the service to meet the challenges of the new year 2017.
The redeployment of deputy comptrollers of customs affected the service public relations Officer, DC Wale Adeniyi, who is now posted to Apapa customs area command, Lagos.
The comptroller-general has also reiterated the federal government ban on importation of Rice and Vehicles through the land borders.
He charged all Officers and Men of the Service to ensure maximum collection of revenue and strict implementation of the fiscal policy of government.