Customs Seizes N120m Contraband In Katsina
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone ‘B’, Kaduna has arrested six persons in connection with seizure of 51 vehicles and contraband valued at N120,686,000.00 between October and November 2018.
Displacing the seizures before journalists on Monday in Katsina, the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Comptroller, Sarkin Kebbi Mustapha, said the seizures were based on credible intelligence gathering by officers of the Service on patrol within the period under review.
He enumerated the seized items to include 1,534 bags of rice, 3,130 cartons of spaghetti, 86 bags of sugar, 145 jerry cans of vegetable oil, 50 bales of second-hand clothing and the 51 vehicles used as means of conveying the smuggled items.
Mustapha said: “Presently, we have about three defendants that are under detention here. In our Kaduna headquarters, we have three defendants as well.
“Normally, when we arrest them, we ask them to get a lawyer and a surety so that we can give them administrative bail pending the time we need them for prosecution.”