The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized 1,553 smuggled items worth N17.6 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 across all its commands.
This was made known in a statistics obtained by Journalists from the Customs’ Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Attah, in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to the statistics, 465 different contraband items worth N2.5 billion duty paid were seized in January while 659 items of duty paid valued at N14.5 billion were seized in February across all the Customs’ commands.
It stated that in March, 429 various seized smuggled items worth N545.8 million were also confiscated by officers and men of the service.
Attah reaffirmed the commitment of the NCS to sustain its anti-smuggling operations and support activities at boosting non-oil revenue for national development.
Source: Voice of Nigeria