Customs Seize 51 Cars, Generate N437m In Ogun

Bidemi Bello  
Updated June 8, 2018

Customs Seize 51 Cars, Generate N437m In Ogun

 

The Nigeria Customs Service has seized 51 vehicles smuggled into the country through the borders of Ogun State.

Comptroller of Customs, Ogun State Area Command, Mr Michael Agbara, disclosed this to reporters on Thursday at the Command Headquarters in Abeokuta, the state capital.

PHOTO: Customs Impound 2018 Range Rover, 50 Other Vehicles

He said a brand new 2018/ 2019 model Range Rover with duty paid value of N64million was among the vehicles recovered from suspected smugglers.

The 2018 Range Rover vehicle seized by Customs operatives

 

Mr Agbara also revealed that within the period under review, the command generated a revenue of N437million in the month of May.

He said over 5,000 bags of 50kg prohibited foreign rice and 102 kegs of Petroleum Motor Spirit among other items were seized from smugglers within the previous month.

The Area Comptroller further commended the understanding and support of traditional, community, and religious leaders to the success recorded.

He also thanked sister security agencies of government who help Customs to sustain its effort to combat smuggling activities across the nation’s border posts.

Agbara, however, sounded a note of warning to smugglers operating in Ogun to vacate or engage in legitimate businesses.

He noted that the command remains committed to carrying out its constitutional duty of protecting the economy of the country.