Customs intercepts illegal goods worth N997m in Sokoto

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Written by Maritime First

The Sokoto/Zamfara Command of Nigeria Customs Service intercepted 640 cartons of sexual enhancing drugs, an AK47 Gun and other illegally smuggled items worth N997 million between October and November, 2019.

Mr. Magaji Mailafiya, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) made the disclosure in Sokoto on Tuesday, saying no fewer than 29 seizures were made within the periods under review.

He said the smuggled goods had the duty paid value of N915 million, adding that they were arrested along Ilella-Kware road on Nov. 3.

He said on Nov. 25, the personnel of the command also arrested three Toyota, Carina II vehicles loaded with 132 Jerry Cans of 25kg Vegetable oil, 85 cartons of Tiger Head Batteries and 86 sacks of 25kg size Monosodium Glutamate at Achida/Goronyo road.

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Mailafiya added that command’s men on patrol on Nov. 20, also seized seven sacks containing 800 pieces of cutlass stressing that efforts were part of the fight against smuggling in the country.

The customs spokesman reiterated Sokoto/Zamfara Area Command’s commitment, headed by Comptroller Umar Gimba, to ensure smuggle free economy in the nation through intelligence gathering and constant patrols.



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