Nigeria Customs Impound Goods Worth N250m

Channels Television  
Updated May 7, 2015

customsThe Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C Owerri, the Imo State capital, has impounded various contraband goods.

The goods include fake human and veterinary drugs, vehicles, second hand clothing, expired vehicle tyres, furniture and bags of rice.

While conducting newsmen round the seizures, the Area Comptroller of the FOU Zone C, Mr Victor Dimka, said that the seizures were made by his men after tip off by their strategic partners in the zone, consisting of all the South-South and South-East states.

Mr Dimka said that the total cumulative duty paid value for all the seizures is over 250 million naira.

Director of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Imo State, David West, who received the fake drugs from the Customs on behalf of the DG of NAFDAC, advised consumers to be conscious of the products they consume and report any issue relating to fake products in the market.

Impounded goods include over 1700 cartoons of fake and unregistered human and veterinary drugs with cumulative duty paid value of 141 million naira, 182 impounded vehicles, 160 bales of second hand clothing, 192 pieces of used vehicle tyres, furniture and bags of imported rice.