Customs intercepts smuggled goods worth N79m in Katsina



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


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


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


“Others include 367 bales of second hand cloths worth over N30million; used Honda Accord salon worth over N8million as well as 166 jerry cans of vegetable oil 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 registration number KWL 427 TH has a duty value of N13.5million.

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


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