Nigerian Customs seize 34,725 liters of PMS, others

Written by on August 5, 2022

The Federal Operations Unit Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, said it intercepted 34,725 liters of Petroleum Motor Spirit, 7,261 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice equivalent to 12 trucks load other contrabands worth over N537million in July.

Addressing journalists at the unit in Ikeja on Thursday, the acting Customs Area Controller in charge of the unit, Hussein Ejibunu said that the unit also intercepted 201 cartons of expired seasoning, 39 bales of used clothes amongst others with the period under reeview.

He explained that the liters of the PMS were intercepted at the borders while being smuggled to Benin Republic.

Ejibunu also said that the unit was able to arrest nine suspects in connection with the various seizures.

According to PUNCH, some of the intercepted goods, he said, were dangerous to health adding that using hard earned forex to import expired goods was a misplaced priority.

He said, “This Unit had intercepted some goods that are of health and safety concerns. A misplaced priority as demonstrated in the use of hard earned forex for the importation of expired seasonings, used clothes, shoes and tyres is not only injurious to the economy.”

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