The Ogun Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, seized a brand new Range Rover (Velar), 2018/2019 model, with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N64.2million.
Addressing Journalists yesterday at Idiroko, the border between Nigeria and Republic of Benin, Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Agbara Ojobo Michael disclosed that the seizure tagged “the seizure of the month” is the second of such seizure made this year. The vehicle was seized through intelligence technique mapped out by Comptroller Michael.
Comptroller Michael told journalists:
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It is pertinent to inform you that in the area of anti-smuggling, the Command made seizures of 51 vehicles (19 Tokunbo vehicles and 32 means of conveyance), 5,103 bags of foreign rice (50kg each), 135 gallons of vegetable oil (25litres each), 33 bags of sugar (50kg each), seven bales of secondhand clothing, three bales, 36 sacks and 300 pairs of foot wears, 129 pieces of used tyres, 102 gallons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) of 25 litres each, commonly known as petrol, and one sack of ladies handbags, with a Duty Paid Value of N370,892,666.00.
I am using this opportunity to inform you that 6,750 bags of rice (50kg each), 610 jerrycans of vegetable oil (25litres each), 59bags of sugar (50kg each), 326 bales of secondhand clothing, 100 cartons and 5,703 pairs of shoes among other items will soon be evacuated from both Abeokuta and Idiroko Government warehouses by Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport for onward delivery to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Borno State.