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Customs Service Intercepts over ₦2bn Worth of Contraband Items

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Ogun Area One Command, says it has intercepted contraband items worth more than two billion naira in the last thirteen months.

The Customs Area Controller, Mr Peter Kolo made this known while presenting the scorecard of the command between January 2020 and January, 2021 to newsmen at Sentry, Idi- Iroko, Ogun state.

Mr kolo attributed the feat to series of coordinated efforts, including aggressive stakeholders engagement and management as well as the deployment of intelligence in all operations across the state coupled with the structural reorganization of the command.

He said one thousand, eight hundred and thirty items comprising foreign parboiled rice, poultry products, used tyres, second hand clothing, dangerous drugs, palm oil, and assorted cosmetic products were intercepted within the year under review.

Mr Kolo, who noted that the command would not relent in the fight against economic saboteurs in spite of the sustained attacks on the operatives of the command, promised to continue to engage, sensitize and educate the public on social/economic implication of smuggling.

He appealed to parents and guardians residing in border communities to prevail on their children and wards to desist from smuggling and attacks on security agencies.

Olusegun Folarin

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