The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘B’, says it has seized items with duty paid value of N51.44 million within two weeks.
Mr Al-Bashir Hamisu, the Comptroller of the Unit, gave the figure while briefing newsmen on the seizure on Friday in Kaduna.
He said the unlawful goods were impounded between March 22 and April 8, 2021.
The comptroller said that eight vehicles used for smuggling activities were impounded within the period under review, adding that the items were confiscated around Babura in Jigawa.
Hamisu attributed the successes recorded by the command to the improved capacity of the unit’s officers.
He, however, kicked against the attitude of some unpatriotic citizens who were aiding and abetting smuggling in the zone.
Hamisu called for more collaboration with other sister agencies to record more successes.
Hamisu advised vehicle owners to caution their drivers against transporting prohibited items. (NAN)