Mr Oseni Olorukooba, the Coordinator, Comptroller-General of Customs Strike Force Zone B, stated this while displaying the seized items on Friday in Kano.
He said the seizures were made through intelligence gathering at different times and locations in its areas of operation under the Anti Smuggling Activities.
The seized goods also included 1,540 bags of rice; 4,857 cartons of tomato paste, 410 cartons of macaroni and 294 bales of used clothes.
Other items were 307 cartons of shoes; 1,527 cartons of soap, six cars, three trucks, 458 cartons of pasta, 50 bags of sugar, 249 cartons of condensed milk and 8,575 litres of vegetable oil among others.
“Some of the goods were conveyed in vehicles concealed in sacks to perpetrate the dastardly acts.
“The Strike Force has intercepted various items within the long stretched borders of the Northern states.
“We are active even in the Northeast in spite of the insecurity and military activities.
“We shall continue to sharpen our intelligence and enforcement to fight smuggling to ensure success in the battle against economic saboteurs,” he said.
While commending the personnel for their dedication to duty, Olorukooba warned smugglers to shun the acts and engage in legitimate businesses. (NAN)