The Ogun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has generated more than 6.7 billion Naira and intercepted more than twenty nine thousand bags of smuggled foreign rice between January and June 2019.
The Customs Comptroller in the State made this known while speaking on the achievements of the command.
TVC News Kazeem Olowe reports that the Comptroller of Customs in Ogun State confirmed that activities of the command at its Idiroko border office in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state have been positive in the the last six months.
He said his men have increased the tempo of their anti-smuggling operations, noting that the operatives also impounded 197 used vehicles within the period.
He noted that the seizure of more than twenty nine thousand bags of rice in the first half year of 2019 was indeed a landmark. Other items seized include hundreds of kegs of vegetable oil, new and used pairs of shoes, motorcycles and used tyres.
He commended the bravery of his men and warned smugglers that no amount of intimidation and harassment can make them relent on their efforts in sanitizing the nation’s borders.
In the period under review, Micheal Agbara said the command generated more than 6.7 billion Naira as against its revenue targeted of 3.8 billion naira.