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Customs impounds N19m petrol in Seme Border

By Sulaimon Salau
25 September 2022   |   5:24 am
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Seme Area Command has impounded Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) estimated to be 2500 Jerry cans of 30 litres each equivalent to 75,000 litres with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N19.8 million.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Seme Area Command has impounded Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) estimated to be 2500 Jerry cans of 30 litres each equivalent to 75,000 litres with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N19.8 million.

 
The Seme Command’s Public Relations Officer, SC Hussain Abdullahi, in a statement said the interception was made in the early hours of Thursday, September 22, 2022.
 
It statement read in part: “In continuation of our efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum products within the nooks and crannies of the command, officers and men of the Seme Area Command on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and Jerry cans. The arrest was made in the early hours of Thursday, September 22, 2022.”
   
Subsequently, the Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo has warned all the perpetrators of illegal activities to stay off Seme border routes or continue to count heavy losses as his men are determined to frustrate them out of the area.

It would be recalled that, three weeks ago the Command made a similar seizure of over 119,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).