Customs Impounds 14 Trailers Of Rice In Lagos
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), has said it has seized 14 trailers of foreign parboiled rice, containing 8,400 bags.
The Area Controller of Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Mohammed Uba disclosed this in Lagos, on Tuesday.
According to him, 31 exotic vehicles were also impounded and include four Rolls Royce, one Porsche Panamera, one Jaguar, one Bentley and two Lexus jeeps
Others are two G-Wagons, one Toyota Land Cruiser, five Toyota Corolla and seven Mercedes Benz cars, mostly of the 2017 model.
Uba said the vehicles were seized for avoiding duty payments, adding that some of the assorted vehicles with duty paid value of N1.4 billion were intercepted along Ijebu Ode Expressway.
“We urge the owners of these vehicles to come forward with valid Customs clearance documents, otherwise they would be liable to seizure and subsequent forfeiture to the Federal Government.
“Our action is in-line with the provisions of Sections 147 of the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) Cap 45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (power to search premises), and Section 158 of CEMA, Cap 45 Laws of Federation of Nigeria (power to patrol freely),” he said.