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Customs Service secured 206 seizures in Lagos for 1st quarter 2024

Nigeria Customs Service made 206 seizures in Lagos State in the first quarter of 2024, Controller, Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Mr Hussein Ejibunu, said on Friday in Lagos.

He told a news conference that smugglers ought to have paid N2.87 billion as import duties on the seized goods.

Ejibunu said also that 29 suspects were arrested in connection with the seizures.

He listed goods seized as 12,278 (50kg) bags of rice, 40 used vehicles, 286 cartons of rubber slippers, and 1,220 cartons of tomato pastes.

Others were 2,705 kegs of petrol, 3,510 pieces of used tyres, 330 bales of used clothes, 2,230kg of Indian hemp and 1,569 cartons of frozen poultry products.

Customs also seized 365 cartons of unmarked drugs, 104 motorcycles and 566 cartons of slippers during the period, he added.

Ejibunu also told newsmen that the zone collected revenue of N305 million in the first quarter of 2024.

He added that smuggled frozen poultry products were intercepted around Badagry in Lagos State on Friday and advised Nigerians to stop patronising frozen poultry products as harmful chemicals were used in their preservation.

Ejibunu also pleaded with Nigerians to stop patronising “chemist’’ shops saying that many sold unlabelled drugs injurious to health

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