The Kano/Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Custom Service has said that the seizure of contraband and smuggled items worth over N270 million Duty Paid Value.
The command said it has generated the sum of N5.5 billion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR between January and March 2021.
Area Command Controller, Kano/Jigawa command, Comptroller Suleiman Umar disclosed the seizure while conducting journalists round the seized items at the command headquarters in Kano State.
Umar said that Customs is battle-ready to rid the franchise states of smuggled goods.
He stated the seizures were made during its smart intelligence-gathering anchored through the joint efforts of Customs Intelligence Unit and Customs Police between January till date.
Although the Customs boss did not disclose the figure and identity of those involved, he hinted that the command made detained some people and alleged agents in connection with the seized items.
“During our anti-smuggling activities from January till date, the command has made several seizures within it’s area of coverage. Let me restate our commitment to continue to sharpen our intelligence and enforcement capabilities to fight smuggling and enforce compliance with extant laws and procedures to ensure success in the battle against economic saboteurs,” Umar said.
“The role of the Nigeria Customs Service in the sustenance of the nation’s economy is very crucial. Also, suppression of the smuggling of prohibited/restricted items into the country is necessary in reducing insecurity and protecting our local.