the importation of small generators popularly called I pass my
neighbour, used mostly by the masses.
Zone A, Lagos of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Madugu Sanni disclosed
this in Lagos while speaking with newsmen.
4,733 goods worth N52 million and arrested some suspected smugglers since he
assumed duties one week ago.
through intelligence gathering and other measures put in place by the unit with
a view to ensuring that the supply chains of smugglers were fully blocked.
items which included 239 bales of used clothing valued at N10 million, 1,120
cartons units of the small generators valued at N13.4million among others,
Madugu said the unit would not relent in its effort in ensuring that prohibited
items are impounded and those involved in its importation prosecuted.
by the Federal Government because it is causing air pollution and destruction
of our lungs and breathing system. That is why they have banned it but people
are still interested in smuggling them in, that is why we intercepted them.
them because people have imported them before the ban. So it is the leftover
they had before the ban that they are selling because the law did not backdate
the ban and it is not an absolute prohibition.
you cannot bring it in large quantity and sell to the public. That is the type
of prohibition we have on this but if you buy one piece, Customs will not seize
we see any prohibited item, we will seize, arrest the people and we will allow
the law court to take decision on prosecuting them. So it is better for them to
stop smuggling than to continue when they know Customs will catch up with
them,” he said.
included 1,182 bags of rice valued at N11million; 336 jerry cans of
cartons of vegetable oil valued at N2.4million; 1,138 cartons of poultry
products valued at N6.8 million; 42 parcels of cannabis called Indian hemp
valued at N2million and frozen poultry products among others.
2015, a patrol team led by Deputy Superintendent of Customs, Jude Ohagwu
intercepted a truck with 138 bales of used clothing, 98 pieces of compressors
among others. Cumulatively, the unit raked in N52. 4 million from all the
seizures recorded in one week inclusive of the latest seizure.”
would be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
continue to support the commands under the zone to maximize their revenue