The Ogun State Area Command 1, of the Nigeria Customs Service,has said it impounded 4,138 50kg bags of smuggled rice and 592 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit in the month of August.
The Controller of the command, Peter Kolo who said this while in an interview with journalists at Idi-Iroko Border Post in the state explained that, the command also confiscated 830 cartons of frozen poultry products, 15 units of vehicles, used foreign clothes, bags, shoes and illicit drugs, including others illegal materials.
According to him,the cumulative duty paid value of all the seized goods is put at N72,589,473.
The Controller, explained that the Ogun State borders are still closed to customs operations and said the the command generated a sum of N1,997,500 from the auction of seized petroleum products and scrap metals adding that the command has made significant progress in its anti-smuggling operations with a total record of 95 seizures which include 4,138 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each, 830 cartons of frozen poultry products, 15 units of both foreign used vehicles and means of conveyance, six sacks of cannabis sativa and other illicit drugs, six bales and 15 sacks of used/secondhand clothings, six sacks and 90 pieces of used handbags, I6 sack and 34 pairs of used shoes, 592 kegs of petroleum products of 25 litres each made for smuggling outside the country and many other items.
Kolo explained that 20 suspected smugglers had been changed to court over illegal importation of contrabands.