The Oyo/Osun command of the Nigerian Customs Services on Thursday revealed that it had seized the total number of 375 rice, 600 bags of fertilizer, two trucks and six tokunbo cars from smugglers in the first one month of 2018.
Christopher O. Odibu, the command’s new Comptroller , who revealed this during a press conference yesterday also disclosed that four people have been arrested
While bemoaned the incessant activities of smugglers at borders within the area. Odibu said ” it is unfortunate and disturbing that despite the wide awareness on the dire consequences of smuggling activities on the economic growth and development of Nigeria, some citizens still find joy in perpetrating this evil act for their personal gains.”
Other smuggled items seized by the Oyo/Osun command of the Nigerian Customs Services during the period include; 271 bales of second hand clothes, 60 kegs of vegetable oil, and 43 sacks of used shoes.
Odibu revealed that the total Duty Paid Value of all the seized items is N77, 753, 492. 8K, saying that the command will not relent in intensifying efforts to curb the menace.
The Customs boss, however, vowed that the command, under his watch, will continue to deal decisively with the economic saboteurs, and work for the security of wellbeing of Nigerians.
Odibu commended the dedication and cooperation of the officers of the command, as well as officers of other units such as the Headquarters Compliance Team, Federal Operation Unit and Customs Intelligence Unit, in the actualization of these achievements.