Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, Katsina state command have intercepted smuggled items of various varieties with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N108 million.
The items had been intercepted at completely different occasions and areas throughout the state and seized from determined Nigerians.
The objects embody 1,632 baggage of international rice, 440 Jerry cans of vegetable oil, 9 bales of used garments, 283 cartons of spaghetti, 81 baggage of sugar, 56 cartons of washing cleaning soap, 73 technique of conveyance, 26 cartons of Tiger Head Dry Cell Battery.
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Other objects seized embody 28 cartons of macaroni, 3 baggage of tiger nuts, 5 baggage of beans, 1 tanker loaded with 50,000 litres of AGO, 1 trailer loaded with potash, 1 trailer loaded with unprocessed hides and pores and skin and 1 trailer loaded with used motor batteries.
Acting Comptroller of the command, DC Dahiru Kirawa throughout a briefing, mentioned six suspects have additionally been arrested in reference to the seizures.
He mentioned the trouble was to maintain the struggle towards smuggling and guarantee full compliance with the Federal Government’s partial border closure to safeguard the nation’s financial system.
“The message is we have no other country than Nigeria, we must make concerted effort to ensure that our economy is improved and this is one of the ways by which we would help and ensure that smuggling is suppressed to the barest minimum and that smugglers must desist because laudable programs have been put in place by the government, they should take advantage of that to engage in legitimate business.”