Nigerian customs intercepts smuggled poultry products worth N17.9m

David Adekunle, Lagos

The Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Ikeja of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 3,326 cartons of smuggled frozen poultry products valued at N17.9 million.

The Controller of the unit, Comptroller Dahiru Umar, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos by the Public Relations Officer, Mr.Uche Ejesieme.
Mr Umar who assumed office as the Head of the unit on Jan. 12, 2016 said the seizures were effected in different locations under the supervision of the unit.

The controller said the unit was working very hard to change its mode of operation to suit the exigencies of the moment and to also ensure that it remains on top of the smugglers’ antics.

He noted that the renewed onslaught led to the interception of an articulated truck suspected to be used in conveying a large quantity of the smuggled products.