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FOU zone Á records 267 seizures in six months

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The  Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, Lagos of the  Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)  in the  month of June made  267 seizures  worth N107, 029, 420 ( One hundred and seven million, twenty nine thousand , four hundred  twenty naira), just as a total of N6, 942, 917 was made also in the month.

Customs Area Controller (CAC), FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos, Dan Ugo, who made this disclosure  while receiving  the members of the Lagos State  Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), said the seizures made from eight suspects included  poultry products .

He said the seized items had  duty paid value (DPV) of N129,998,560 of which N22, 969,140 was the payable  duty , adding that the destroyed poultry products were worth N25.2 million .

The destruction of the items, which are high on the Import Prohibition List (IPL) periodically reviewed by the Federal Ministry of Finance and enforced by the Customs High Command, followed what NCS called a “massive seizure” of over 6,000 cartons of assorted poultry products.

He explained that the command had no choice other than to ensure strict compliance with the marching order of the Customs Comptroller General, Alhaji Inde Dikko Abdullahi, and his management team on zero tolerance for importation of poultry products.

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