The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Kaduna Area Command, generated N8.487 billion between January and November.
The Comptroller of the command, Sanusi Abubakar, said this in an interview with the newsmen on Friday in Kaduna.
He said the figure was higher than the N8.1 billion generated by the command in the corresponding period of 2020.
He said most of the revenue came from excise duties from factories and duties paid on imported goods through the Kaduna Inland Dry Port.
The comptroller said the command made a lot of seizures during the period as it tightened the noose on smugglers through intensive patrols and intelligence gathering.
He, however, said the command contended with smugglers’ attacks on its personnel during the period, adding that an officer narrowly escaped death in one of such attacks.
Mr Abubakar said the command had adopted strategies to achieve more success in 2022 and warned smugglers to desist from their illegal activities or face the full wrath of the law.
“Wherever they (smugglers) go, our eagle eyes are watching and we will track them down to their hide outs; the Nigeria Customs Service is out to protect the Nigerian economy.
“It is only the unpatriotic that engages in smuggling, which is also a way of sabotaging the Nigerian economy.
“It’s only when we are patriotic that most of the problems of the country can be addressed,” he said.
According to him, Nigerians need to be more patriotic and cooperate with the government in its policies to move the economy forward.