Customs earn N4.9bn, seize N1.6bn goods at Seme
The Seme Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service says its tariffs collections for 2019 hit N4.94bn at the end of November.
The Command also recorded 1,302 seizures of smuggled and contraband goods with duty paid value of N1.57bn within the period.
The seized goods included bags of foreign rice, used vehicles, frozen birds, cloths and textile materials, used tyres and fuel among others.
The Controller of the Command, Mohammed Garba, attributed the seizures to the strategic policy measures put in place to tackle the menace of smuggling, irregular migrations and other transborder crimes.
he reiterated his commitment to ensure that smuggling business became unattractive through vigorous community and public enlightenment, sensitisation on the dangers of smuggling and its impact on economy.