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Ogun Customs Seize Used Tyres and Goods Worth N106.7 Million

The Ogun 1 Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has successfully intercepted a total of 1,416 pieces of used tyres and assorted goods valued at N106.7 million during the month of July.

In an official statement released by Area Comptroller Bamidele Makinde, the seizure included 2,113 bags of 50kg foreign rice, 21 units of vehicles (both means of conveyance and Tokunbo), as well as 17,950 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), among other items.

These seizures, strategically executed across various locations within Ogun, were predominantly the result of intelligence-based operations.

The cumulative Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the confiscated items tallied up to N106,757,592.00.

Additionally, the command achieved a commendable revenue generation of N13.3 million in the same month. This revenue stemmed from baggage assessments and proceeds from the auction sales of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

Comptroller Makinde emphasized that the Ogun State operations of the NCS are conducted in full compliance with the Nigeria Customs Service Act of 2023. The Act empowers Customs personnel to carry out patrols, enforce Customs & Excise Laws, and undertake seizures, detentions, and arrests related to smuggling activities.

Makinde further highlighted that certain violations, such as obstructing officers, hindering their duties, or preventing seizure of items, are subject to substantial penalties, including fines of up to N5 million and imprisonment for up to five years.

Expressing gratitude on behalf of the command, Comptroller Makinde praised the recent visit of the Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adeniyi, on August 6th. This visit was seen as a morale boost and a show of support for the dedicated officers and personnel.

Makinde assured that the command is committed to maintaining and elevating its performance standards. He commended the officers and staff for their invaluable contributions to the achievements of the command and encouraged them to continue carrying out their duties with professionalism and courtesy.

Makinde also extended his appreciation to security agencies, stakeholders, youths, and traditional rulers in the Idiroko and Ipokia areas for their warm reception during the visit of the acting comptroller-general.


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