Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested a suspected smuggler with 206
cartons of banned poultry products worth N1.2 million.
boat valued at N2.1 million, bringing to N3.3 million the total amount of
seizures made from him.
John, the Comptroller, Yusuf Umar, said he was arrested on Oct. 28 at about
10.30 p.m. around in Badagry waterways.
with smuggled 206 cartons of banned frozen products while trying to make away
in a fibre boat of 175 horse power engine capacity.
seized products are worth N1.2 million, while the fibre boat is valued N2.1
million, making it a total of N3.3 million worth of seizures made.
a total of 8,216 cartons of frozen products valued N14 million under the
customs’ “Operation Hawk Descend.’’
seizures made it a total of N17.3 million poultry products the command seized
under the operation since July.
was designed to have zero tolerance for smuggling in banned frozen products.
anti-smuggling operation continued beyond its initial period of July to
September due to the success it recorded.
had enjoyed support from the Customs Intelligence Unit.
prosecuted according to the law.
poultry products was witnessed by operatives of the State Security Service, a
police officer and staff of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration