Customs seize N359m contraband goods
The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone C, Owerri, Imo State, says it has seized contraband goods and smuggled exotic motor vehicles worth N359,985,201 Duty Paid Value.
It also said it would not rest on its oars until smuggling of contraband consignments and non-payment of DPV on goods, including cars were stopped.
Briefing journalists at the NCS, FOU, Zone “C” Benin Office on Thursday, the Customs Area Controller of the unit, Mr Kayode Olusemire, stated that the DPVs on all the cars were N317,680,101; and , N42,305,100 on contraband goods.
He said, “I regret that the Federal Government has continued to lose huge revenue as a result of the unpatriotic activities of smugglers, who are poised to acquire wealth through the short cut.