Customs intercept 6,194 bags of rice in Ogun

Written by on September 4, 2018

The Ogun Command, Nigeria Customs Service, said it intercepted 6,194 bags of smuggled foreign rice and 33 smuggled vehicles within the month of August 2018.

It said the seizures were made at the Idiroko border and the adjoining communities.

The Controller of the Ogun State Area Command, Mr. Michael Agbara, disclosed this on Tuesday at its Idiroko border office while briefing journalists about the activities of the command.

While talking about the seizure of the foreign bags of rice, he said this was the first time the command would make the highest number of such monthly seizure since he took over the mantle of leadership in the command.

Agbara said within the period under review, the command also seized 395 kegs of vegetable oil, 1,954 pairs of used footwear, 340 kegs of Premium Motor Spirit, 45 cartons of frozen poultry products among others.

Still basking in the success recorded by the command, he added that between January and August 2018, it made a seizure of 27,085 bags of foreign rice which exceeded 21,789 seized in the command from January to December 2017.

He further disclosed that the command generated a total revenue of N799,682,839.62, surpassing the monthly revenue target of N727,775,499.91.

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