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Nigerian Customs seizes N17.6bn worth of smuggled items

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has seized 1,553 various smuggled items of Duty Paid Valued at N17.6 billion in the first quarter of the 2020 across all its commands.

This is made known in a statistics obtained from the Customs’ Public Relations Officer, Joseph Attah, in Abuja on Thursday.

It explained that in January, 465 different contraband items worth N2.5 billion duty paid were seized.

According to the statistics, 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.

Mr Attah assured that the service would sustain its anti-smuggling operations and support activities at boosting non-oil revenue for national development.


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