The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Border Area Command seized 864 of 30 litters cans of sulphuric acid, women hair alongside with table waters, expired ginger drinks and parboiled rice with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N10 million.
Concise News gathered that the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Mohammed Garba disclosed that the banned substances were smuggled into the country along with side durable goods.
He revealed that the Command intercepted table waters and ginger drinks written in Chinese language which are banned items, including hair attachment used to conceal the bottled water which is not allowed through the border.
He explained that using dutiable goods to conceal prohibited goods leads to automatic forfeiture of both goods.
Garba said National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (NAFDAC) was in a better position to explain if the intercepted table water was actually drinkable water or not.
“The Seme Command intercepted 7,524 foreign table water valued at N1.7 million, 83 cartons of Amira/Makoko soap, with DPV N1.8million, 1,718 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice, 26 bales of used clothes, with DPV N918,000, 14 cartons of Nitro faminne soap with DPV N169, 000.
“The intercepted items also include 13 bags of expired rice with DPV N54, 000, eight sacks of used shoes with DPV N98, 000; 65 peices of six yards textile with DPV N63, 000;, 11 cartons of insecticide with DPV N13,000.
“Also among the siezures are 864 of 30 litters cans of sulphuric acid with DPV N3.5 million, two sacks of rubber slippers with DPV N38, 000 and two cartons OT lemon cream with DPV of N77, 000, ” Garba said.
He said the command also intercepted 16 bags of rice at Gbaji axis on yesterday, with DPV of N8,000 adding that the command generated a sum of N4,185 billion in the first half of 2019.
He said the command had been surpassing it’s monthly revenue target in the last three months adding that the amount generated represented about 64 per cent of its annual target.