Nigeria customs warns against trans-border crimes at Seme
Customs Area Controller, Seme Command, NCS, Comptroller Mohammed, Aliyu, who gave this warning while inspecting the seized items from the smugglers in Seme, disclosed that the new operational strategies adopted by the command is intelligent driven and is yielding positive results.
According to him, Seme command is no longer a safe haven for illicit activities and trans-border crimes, as any attempt by deviant stakeholders are always met with stiff response/penalties by the proactive officers and men of the command’s anti-smuggling unit.
He said the operatives of the command’s enforcement unit acting promptly on classified information, arrested 2200 cartons of tin tomato in a truck with Reg. No. LND 759 XE along the Lagos-Badagry Express road on the 12th of February 2018. While 63 front and backlight of used spare parts were also intercepted on the 11th March 2018 in a Siena bus with Reg. No. KRO 530 EP along the Lagos-Badagry Express road.
The goods, with duty paid value of over N6 million were said to have been deposited in the government warehouse of the command.
Public Relations Officer, Seme Area Command, Taupyen Selchang Kashang, quoted Aliyu in a statement as saying: “It is a routine practice of the command to interface with its stakeholders at various levels for mutual consultation, sensitization and creation of awareness on the need to comply with the Federal Government policies on import prohibitions,”
Commenting further, the comptroller mentioned that the command’s holistic approach in executing the mandate of the service led to an all-encompassing result as revenue generation, suppression of smuggling and legitimate trade facilitation is adequately enhanced at the Lagos –Abidjan corridor without compromising National Security.
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