Nigeria: N1.17bn contrabands held onto in eight months, say Customs
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
The Nigeria Customs service, Federal operations force, Zone ‘D’ held onto contrabands worth N1.17bn between January 30 and August 9, 2023.
The Acting FOU Controller, Joseph Adelaja, unveiled this at a press conference in Bauchi on Wednesday.
Adelaja said during the period under survey, the unit made a sum of 88 seizures, noticeable of which are 174,585 liters of oil based goods and nine sacks of pangolin scales and paws weighing 396.4kg,
Others, as indicated by him, are 1,800 sacks of sugar (50kg) each, 343 packs of compost and 328 sacks of 50kgs unfamiliar parboiled rice among different seizures.
“The unit has captured nine sacks of pangolin scales and paws weighing 396.4kg.
“Others are two life birds (African delegated crane), one live impala gazelle, one piece of lion bone and a plastic holder of lion fat,” he said.
Adelaja added that agents additionally captured 88 containers of bug sprays, 342 packs of unfamiliar treats, 190 containers of enhanced powdered drinks, 23 sacks of utilized shoes and 1,800 sacks of sugar (50kg) each.