Customs
PIC 18. OYO/OSUN AREA COMPTROLLER, NIGERIAN CUSTOMS SERVICES, ALHAJI MOHAMMED
MUNDU SHOWING ITEMS SEIZED IN AIYEGUN BORDER OYO STATE ON MONDAY (5/9/11).

A truck carrying bales of military wears illegally imported into the country by yet to be identified persons was intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’ Owerri.

Among things custom officers also confiscated were cartons of pharmaceutical drugs containing cough syrups with codein, diazepam, tramadol injection and tablets recently banned by the Federal Government.

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Addressing newsmen in Owerri, the Controller of the Zone, Kayode Olusemire, said the items were concealed in a truck laden with household wares around the Bridge Head in Onitsha, Anambra.

He listed the military wears to include 90 pairs of camouflage trousers and shirts, 97 pairs of jungle hats, 40 pieces of jungle boots, 202 pieces of round neck vest and rolls of plain khaki materials.

Olusemire said the seizure was made possible following a tip off and warned those who deal on contraband to have a rethink as the service was determined to rid the nation of banned products.

He said that two persons had been arrested in connection with the crime while investigations were on to unmask those behind the illicit trade.