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2016: Customs Zone C seizes N4.7bn worth of goods

2016: Customs Zone C seizes N4.7bn worth of goods

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ Owerri has dis­closed that it recorded gi­ant stride in its anti-smug­gling activities with the seizures of a total of 307 contraband worth N4.756 billion in 2016.
In a press statement signed by the Public Rela­tions Officer, Onuigbo If­eoma, the service further explained that the figure is a combination of both the Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3.985 billion and an un­derpayment recovered as revenue of N770.346 mil­lion.
The Controller of the Federal Operations Unit, Comptroller Moham­med, Uba G. who made this known while giving an annual report for the year, 2016, said that the unit which has since driv­en many smugglers out of their illicit businesses con­sequent upon its sustained aggressive onslaught against smuggling, arrest­ed a total of 234 suspects while 24 cases are still pending in court in con­nection with the seizures.
A breakdown of the prohibited items seized as the statement added in­clude: 169 motor vehicles with a DPV of N1.013 bil­lion;
2,725 cartons of nar­cotics (Indian hemp/hard drugs) with a DPV of N366.835 million and 1,759 pairs, 85 cartons and 68 sacks/bales of foot wears with a DPV of N28.234 million.

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