Customs Impound Goods Worth N15m From Smugglers
The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday seized goods estimated at N15 million from smugglers along the Gbao, Yekeme and pasha creeks of Lagos and Otta axis.
The seizure, which included 43,750 litres of Petrol were estimated at N6.3 million, 348 cartons and 25 sacks of assorted foreign soaps valued at N3.2 million.
Area Controller Western Marine Command, Comptroller Sarki Kebbi, said at a news conference that the command was apt in the use of intelligence gathering.
“ I have promised that under my watch as the CAC of the command, smugglers will not have their way to perpetrate their evil business.
“My men are highly motivated and I have ordered for a 24-hour patrol of the waterways and creeks and it is yielding positive result as you are aware.
“The NCS, in trying to curtail the activities of smugglers, has increased the manning of the high ways and some land border routes used for the smuggling.
“To this effect, smugglers have tended to fall to the waters, thinking that it will be easy for them. We are going to smoke them out of the waters. I have advised them to change business, otherwise they will have themselves to blame for their waterloo,’’ he said.