2015, says CAC
|ACG Zone ‘A’, Eporwei Edike (Right)with the CAC Western MArine Command, Umar Yususf|
cartons valued at over N2 million, were destroyed on Friday by the Western
Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service in Lagos.
Comptroller Umar Yusuf, told newsmen that their patrol team at Yekeme
intercepted the smuggled products at Joforo Creek near Badagry on Jan.27.
Zone ‘A’, Mr Eporwei Edike, who witnessed the destruction of the seized
products, advised Nigerians against consumption of the frozen poultry products
which he described as ‘unfit’ for human consumption.
of his tour of some commands in Lagos, warned that the smuggled products were
preserved with dangerous chemicals that was harmful to humans.
because the preservatives are what they use for preserving human remains, which
will do gradual damage to those who eat them without knowing the dangers.
the eaters should stop buying them for their own good,” Edike said.
fight against smuggling, especially smuggling in frozen poultry products, to
ensure the smugglers desist from the act.
top of its game of policing the borders along the coastal areas.
of activities happenings within their jurisdiction, while they read the books
on the Customs Codes so that they could be better officers.
call of duty as the nation needs them at this time to help deliver on the
customs mandate in support to the economy.
the seized products was observed by officers of the Nigeria Police and the
National Agency for Food And Drug Administration and Control.
the command made 41 different seizures of smuggled products with N72.7 million
DPV in 2015.
the DPV was an approximated 78 per cent increase, as against the total of 30
seizures with a DPV of N28.8 million recorded in 2014.
items in 2015 include 7 tons of scrap metal, 3,226 bags of imported rice, 93
kegs of vegetable oil, 25,750 ltr of petrol.
8,581 frozen poultry products, 6 cartons of condensed milk, 23 bottles of wine
and wooden boats, pumping machines and out board engines.