ABUJA: Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, has seized over 3,465 cartons of smuggled frozen poultry products valued at N15,615,000.
The unit also seized over 10,000 50kg bags of rice valued at N50,145,000.
Other items, such as vehicles, new and used textile materials, soaps, wine and sugar, were also seized.
The Duty paid value of all the items seized, according to the unit, is N187, 103, 700.
Its Area Controller, Sani Madugu said the unit would leave no stone unturned in the campaign against smuggling.
He attributed the successes in the past one week to the synergy between his team leaders.
Madugu described the team leaders as committed officers with impressive antecedents and pedigree, worthy of commendation.
He promised to bring his experience as Commandant of the Customs College, Ikeja to bear on his job.
The controller also promised to develop appropriate templates in line with the change mantra of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd).
Smugglers would be arrested and prosecuted, he said.