Ogun 1.Customs seizes 181 contraband goods, generates over N44 million in 3 months.

Ogun 1.Customs seizes 181 contraband goods, generates over N44 million in 3 months.


The Ogun 1 command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said it seized over 181 contrabands with Duty Paid Value of
N704, 482,601.00 even as it generated N44,857,053.50 within the first quarter of 2023.

In a release made available to the press by the command, the contraband goods 181goods include 12,610 bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice of 50kg and 25kg each which is an equivalence of 21 trailer loads, among others.

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Text of the release, “Revenue Generation. The Command generated a total sum of N44,857,053.50 as revenue in the period under review. The proceeds of the revenue consists of duty collected on merchandise in baggage, auction sales of
scrap vehicles and Petroleum products.

“In comparison, the above generated revenue is higher than the sum of N5,512,901.50 collected as revenue same period
in the year 2022. May I reiterate that the revenue activities of the Command comprises importation and exportation of legitimate goods, goods under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) and assessment of merchandise in

“The Command is working hard to promote export business in order to shore up the forex earning of the country.

“Suppression of Smuggling. The Command recorded a total seizure of 181goods which include 12,610 bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice of 50kg and 25kg each which is an equivalence of 21 trailer loads. It is pertinent to state that from the above total bags of rice, we made a spectacular seizure of 740 bags of Chinese rice of 25kg each, stockpiled in a warehouse in Sagamu axis of Ogun State
on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 at 2230hrs. Nigerians have to be careful not to consume what could hamper their health. In a similar vein, our operatives also made
a seizure of 1,446 Cartons of Imported Cigarettes labelled and addressed in Chinese language contrary to the extant laws. Other seizures recorded during the period under review include the following:

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a. Premium Motor Spirit (PMS): 77,250 liters
b. Used vehicles used for the conveyance of smuggled goods: 29 Units.Secondhand clothing: 73 bales
e. Foreign used shoes: 14 sacks
f. Foreign used tyres: 900 pieces
g. Frozen Poultry products: 1,120 cartons
h. Body Cream: 240 pieces
i. Cannabis Sativa: 107 sacks and 1,375 wraps of book, bread and coconut sizes

“The cannabis sativa in our custody has been scheduled for handing over to the Commander of Narcotics, Ogun State Command of NDLEA, CN Ibiba Odili during
this press briefing. This will further strengthen our collaboration in safeguarding our youths from the harmful substance which could endanger their lives and the
environments. We shall intensify more efforts in making our communities a safer place for all of us to live.

“The above seizures were recorded during intelligence driven and strategic anti-smuggling operations at the border lines and other locations within Ogun State.
The total Duty Payable Value (DPV) of the seizures include N704, 482,601.00. This represent 61 per cent increase to the DPV (N432,337,690.00) of seizures recorded same period in the year 2022 under review. In the course of our anti-smuggling operations, we arrested 7 suspected smugglers and they have been granted administrative bail, pending conclusion of the investigation that will lead to their
prosecution at the Federal High Court.

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“Stakeholders’ Engagement/Corperate Social Responsibility. The
Command is committed to strengthening and sustaining the existing synergy with the sister agencies, and cordial community relations with our host communities. This is geared towards an improved economic development and national security.

“This morning, the Customs Officers’ Wife Association (COWA) in partnership with the Command and other stakeholders, laid a foundation of 4 units of classrooms at the
Nigeria Customs Staff Schools premises, Idiroko. The aim is to create more space and further enhance the enabling environment for learning. The schools provide
quality education at affordable rate to children of officers and members of Idiroko border community and its environ.”

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