JBPT seizes contaminated goods worth millions of naira in Kwara
The Coordinator of Joint Boarder Patrol Team (JBPT) Sector 3, North Central Zone, Olugboyega Peters, has disclosed the seizure of 44 bales of clothes and 16 sacks of shoes worth millions of naira by men and officers of his patrol.
Peters said the “contaminated goods” being smuggled into the country through a Marcopolo luxurious bus would have constituted many health hazards to users if they were not impounded.
In a chat with reporters in Ilorin, Kwara State, on activities of the JBPT, he promised to ensure continuous effective monitoring of all the nation’s borders within the areas under his jurisdiction until smugglers relocate from the zone.
“One of the highlights of today’s briefing is the seizure of a luxury bus popularly called Marcopolo belonging to All Express International along Abuja-Lokoja highway conveying a 44 bales of acidic used clothing and 16 sacks of used infectious shoes with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3.68 million.
“The Sector 3 Joint Border Patrol Team will continue its onslaught on unrepentant smugglers within our Area of Responsibility (AoR), the North Central states. We will not rest on our oars until the smugglers relocate from our zone and the country,” he said.
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