Customs intercepts smuggled goods worth N79m in Katsina

The Customs Service (NCS) Area Command in Katsina, says it intercepted smuggled goods worth N79million  February and March 2021.

Mr Adewale Aremu, the state Area Controller of Customs (ACC), disclosed this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in on Wednesday.

Aremu said the seized goods included 470 bags of 50kg rice concealed in different compartments of a tanker.

“Others include 367 bales of hand cloths worth over N30million; used Honda Accord salon car worth over N8 as well as 166 jerry cans of vegetable valued at N1.8 million.

“Also confiscated are 321 cartons of foreign spaghetti; 97 cartons of couscous; 110 cartons of macaroni; 65 cartons of milky creamer; 14 cartons of clinical plaster and 187 bags of sugar,” he said.

Aremu said the tanker with registration KWL 427 TH a duty value of N13.5million.

“The trailer used for conveying the hand cloths is valued at N12.1million,” he said.

Aremu reiterated NCS will not relent in its efforts to track down smugglers in the country, pointing out practice was detrimental to the economy of Nigeria. (NAN)