The Nigeria Customs Service says it has generated more than fifty-eight million naira through import duties and auction sales of petroleum products in the last eleven months.

The Customs Area Comptroller, Ogun Area One, Mr Bamidele Makinde announced this to journalists at Idi iroko while highlighting the achievements of the Command during the period under review.

Mr Makinde explained that the Command was also generating revenue from its operations in the importation and exportation of goods under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme, ETLS and assessment of merchandise in baggage.

The Customs Area Controller, who estimated the Duty Paid Value of seizures recorded by the Command during the period to be above four billion naira, attributed the success to the effective deployment of intelligence with intensive round-the-clock surveillance and patrol activities. 

Mr Makinde said the contraband items intercepted by the Command included 73 trailer loads of foreign rice, 6 units of used Trucks, more than 16 thousand kegs of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called Petrol and hard drugs. 

He commended the continuous support of the Comptroller General of Customs, Retired Colonel Hameed Ali and other critical stakeholders towards sustaining the fight against smuggling.

Olusegun Folarin

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