The Nigerian Customs Service(NCS) Strike Force Zone “C” has said it has intercepted assorted illegal goods worth N143, 627, 748.20 in Duty Paid Value (DPV) at various locations within Edo State ,based on credible intelligence. .
The Team leader ,Deputy Comptroller Yusuf Musa disclosed that the seizures made by his team include: 66 sacks of cannabis sativa weighing 1056 kg, 54 cartons of medicaments, 6 bales of second hand clothing, 18,640 pieces of wrist watch, 40 bales of wrapper, 8 sacks of children wears, 14 cartons of female slippers, 40 bales wrapper and 30 bags of foreign parboiled rice (50kg each).
He stated that the stride was made possible due to the resilience, commitment and dedication by his Officers and Men, who at the risk of their personal safety, put in their best to ensure that the job is done adding that the Zone will continue to make strategic seizures that have consequences on national security and economy
In a Statement by the AC Abubakar Dalhatu,Deputy National PRO for the Coordinator CGC Strike Force Zone “C”, DC Musa expressed the determination of his team to maintain the offensive against smugglers no matter the level of threats they continuously send their way.
The Coordinator further appreciates the support of the Comptroller General of Customs and his Management Team for their tireless support through effective supervision and provision of necessary logistics.
He also solicited the support of members of the public towards making the nation socially, economically and environmentally viable by ensuring compliance to extant government fiscal policies.
It will be recalled that the Comptroller General of Customs strategically re-jigged the strike force team across the federation to strengthen the third layer of Customs security against smuggling. This is basically to block revenue leakages and also to suppress smuggling to its barest minimum.