Ogun Customs Reads Riot Act To Smugglers

customsThe Ogun State Customs Area Command says five foreign nationals have been arrested, while six trucks of unprocessed woods felled illegally across forests in Ogun State and being transported to Benin Republic have been impounded.

The new Area Comptroller of Customs in Ogun State, Mr Waindu Multafu, made the disclosure while parading the seized goods neatly packed inside the trucks before journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The Customs said that smuggling of unprocessed wood remains a serious offense punishable under the Nigerian Law.

According to the new Area Comptroller, about 1,035 bags of rice have also been seized from smugglers across border towns in the state.

He, however, admonished genuine businessmen and women in the state to always patronize genuine Customs and licensed agents in their business dealing in order to improve government revenue for socio economic development.

Ogun Customs Impound 90 Sacks Of Indian Hemp

customs impound bags of cannabisThe Ogun State Customs Command says it has intercepted and seized 359 parcels of substance believed to be cannabis sativa (indian hemp), stocked into 90 sacks with duty value of over nine million naira along the Imeko border town of Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

Handing over the substance to its National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) counterpart, the Ogun State Area Comptroller of Customs, Haruna Mahmud, reiterated the commitment of the command in its anti-smuggling drive, in order to reduce smuggling activities to the barest minimum.

While sounding a note of warning to smugglers along the Ogun border posts, the Area Comptroller asked for more synergy and cooperation among security agencies in combating crime in the state.

In its revenue generation drive, Mr Mahmud said that over two billion naira has been generated in the first four months of the 2015 fiscal year, while 361 seizures with duty paid value of over 300 million naira was recorded by the command.