Kano/Jigawa Customs command seizes N40m contraband items 

JackAcheme, Kano

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The Kano/Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NSC,  has made a seizure of  Contraband items worth over forty-one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date.

The Comptroller of NSC, Kano Jigawa command Suleiman Pai stated this while briefing Newsmen in Kano.

The Comptroller said the seized items include: 707Bags of Foreign Rice, 155 Bales of Second-Hand Clothes, 16 Jerry cans of vegetable oil, 150 Cartons of Spaghetti, 231 Cartons of Milky Creamer and 8 Cartons of Macaroni.

Others, were 30 packs of mosquito coil, 29 Cartons of Couscous,10 Cartons of Tiger Head Batteries, 6 Cartons of Sacks of Snuff Made in Ghana and 185 Cartons of Unregistered and Expired Drugs.

Umar Pai said the Command has been steadfast in enforcing the policy of the federal government which bans the importation of Rice and some other foreign products Aimed at saving Nigeria’s Local Industries from crumbling.

He said it is disturbing and Alarming the manner in which some unpatriotic citizens engaged themselves in smuggling contraband items into the country despite efforts put in place by the Federal Government to Bring an end to insecurity and other Challenges.

“We have carried out Enforcement duties with the utmost professionalism, Caution and intelligence gathering,and we urge the public to continue to cooperate with the Nigerian Customs Service in the implementation of Government Fiscal Policies to help Curb Smuggling Activities,” said the Comptroller.

He said the Command has been able to generate the Sum of Over sixteen billion Naira (N16,909, 520, 467) from January 2021 to August 2021.

He commended officers and men of the Command for their dedication and commitment which was yielding positive results.

The seized unregistered and expired drugs were handed over to the State Coordinator of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC  Shaba Mohammad for further investigation and necessary action.

Mohammad applauded the harmonious working relationship between NAFDAC and the Nigerian Customs Service, Stressing that the Tempo would be maintained.




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