Don't Miss

Customs intercepts 1,526 cartons of poultry products

By on June 11, 2013

THE Federal Operation Unit (FOU) of the Nigeria Customs Service in Ikeja, Lagos, weekend, intercepted 1,526 cartons of assorted poultry products valued at N6.4million.

Confirming the seizure, the Public Relations Officer of the Unit, Mr. Uche Ejesieme, an Assistant Superintendent of Customs, ASC, said that no body was arrested  as the suspected smugglers took to their heels on sighting the patrol van of the roving team from the unit, led by Abubakar Mohammed, an Assistant Comptroller of Customs.

Ejesieme stated that the consignment which came through unapproved route valued at N5.3million while the duty payable was also put at N1.016 bringing the Duty Paid  Value, DPV, at N6.490million.

The consignment, according to the unit’s  spokesman, did not come through the Seme border, adding that they were brought in, in smaller vehicles before being loaded unto an articulated vehicle with the aim of evading arrest.