The Nigeria Customs Service, Oyo/Osun Area Command, has made a total seizure of 180 bales of second hand clothes from a train operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation with a total Duty Paid Value of N13,252,311.
The Area Controller, Oyo/Osun Command, Helen Uche-Ngozi, disclosed this during a press conference at the Command’s headquarters in Ibadan on Tuesday.
Uche-Ngozi said, “During our anti-smuggling activities of March and April 2020, the Command made a seizure of 310 drums of 100 litres each and 180 kegs of 25 litres each of Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise called petrol, at different points and axis of the Command.
“They will be auctioned and the proceeds will be remitted accordingly. We were also able to identify a petrol station carrying out illegal activities within its premises. The petrol station has been sealed and arrested suspects were made to write statement and undertaking to desist from such illicit activities.
“We made an unusual seizure of 180 bales of second hand clothing from the train operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation with Duty Paid Value of N13,252,311. We got it in a coach.”
She added, “For this phase of seizures, the total Duty Paid Value is equivalent to N193,777,829. In summary, the cumulative Duty Paid Value from January to April is N312,189,456. Within the period under review, we have made 72 seizures and 63 detentions.