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NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE, FEDERAL OPERATIONS UNIT ZONE ‘A’ NETS OVER N2.050 BILLION IN FIRST QUARTER 2017

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The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, Lagos in the first quarter of 2017 having intensified its anti-smuggling operations intercepted various contrabands and other goods on detention with a duty paid value (DPV) of One Billion, Forty Five Million, Four Hundred and Twelve Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira only (1,045,412,950)

 

  1. Similarly, the unit through its interventions recovered One Billion, Five Million, Five Hundred and Seventeen Thousand, One Hundred and Eighty Seven Naira, Ninety Kobo only (N1,005,517,187.90) from duty payments and demand notices on general goods that tried to beat the system from seaports, airport and border stations in the guise of false declaration, transfer of value, and shortchange in duty payment that are meant for the Federal Government of Nigeria, making a cumulative of  Two Billion, Fifty Million, Nine Hundred and Thirty Thousand,  One Hundred and Thirty Seven Naira, Ninety  Kobo  only (N2,050,930,137.90)

 

 

  1. In the first quarter of 2017, 293 different seizures were recorded comprising foreign parboiled rice, frozen poultry products, vegetable oil, smuggled vehicles, Indian hemp, arms, fake pharmaceutical/medicaments and various general merchandise.  See breakdowns below:

 

  1. The Controller, Federal Operations Unit ‘A’, Comptroller Haruna Mamudu commended his officers and men for this great feat in this first quarter of 2017 despite the economic recession. He wondered why some elements would invest their money in business of illegalities knowing fully well that the law could catch up with them any given time.

 

  1. While appealing to all well meaning Nigerians to join the Service in the fight against smuggling which has wrecked a lot of havoc to the nation’s economy, charged all officers and men of the Unit to be professional and diligent in performing their statutory responsibilities, most especially in the area of anti-smuggling operations by making sure all revenue linkages are blocked.

 

 

Jerry Attah

Public Relations Officer

For: Controller FOU A.