Western Marine Command Customs intercepts 170 bags of smuggled rice

Acting Controller, Western Marine Command, NCS,  CSC Johnson Gabriel,
( Second right) 
and other operatives of the Command with the seized product

The Nigeria Customs Service, Western Marine Command said it intercepted 170 bags of smuggled rice with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1,004,275. 
Acting Controller of the Command, Chief Superintendent of Customs, Johnson Gabriel, said that the value of the seized rice is N590,750 while  the duty  payable is N413, 525. 
He  disclosed that operatives of the Command recorded the success at the weekend around the Badagry area of Lagos State.

Gabriel gave assurance that the Command would continue to be dynamic about its anti-smuggling duties since the basis of its operations remains the growth and sustainability of the nation’s economy.
“At any point in time, smuggling destroys the nation’s economy, so, we will fight against it tirelessly.
“At the heart of our operation is the growth of the nation’s economy and we must do it with every sense of patriotism,” he said.
Gabriel assumed office in acting capacity following the retirement of Comptroller Zakka Audu last week, after 35 years of service.