NCS impounds rice, used cloths, dairy products at Badagry

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday said it impounded 60 bags of rice, eight bales of used clothes and  16 cartoons of condensed milk.
Controller of the command, Johnson Gabriel, said in Lagos that the seizure was made at the Badagry waterside on Oct. 2.

Gabriel said that while the value of the goods was N677,740.00, the duty was N223, 398.00, bringing  the Duty Paid Value(DPV) to N901, 138.00
According to the controller, the operatives of the command are prepared to frustrate  every attempt  at smuggling, irrespective of the quantity of goods involved.
“ The mandate of the command is to ensure that smuggling is curtailed completely  and this means  zero tolerance for the act.
“We are not looking at how small the goods involved is, so long as  they are smuggled items.
“We know the tricks that some of these people use; they bring some of these goods in small quantities  and in the guise to make it look insignificant,“he said.
It could be recalled that shortly before Oct. 1, which was Nigeria’s independence anniversary, the command  impounded some bags of rice within the Novo Creeks  along  Badagry.