The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized an armoured Lexus LX570 Jeep without End User Certificate and other contraband goods worth N318,154,742 million.
Mr. Ali Ibrahim, the FOU C Comptroller said this while showcasing the seized items as he addressed newsmen in Owerri on Thursday.
Other seized items were 304 pieces of used tyres worth N4,560,000 million, 657 jumbo bales of used clothing worth N131,400,000 million and 32,500 litres of Automotive Gas Oil popularly known as Diesel concealed in 650 jumbo sacks worth N11,700,000 million.
He thanked the Comptroller-General, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) for his logistics support to the Zone and pledged to justify the confidence reposed on him.
He urged Nigerians to support the Service in its advocacy against smuggling while warning smugglers to stay off the South-East and South-South geo-political zones, his areas of jurisdiction.
His words: ” We recorded this sterling feat between October 14, 2021 when I took over as FOU C Comptroller and November 13, 2021 largely due to the leadership style of the Comptroller-General and the entire management team of the Service.
“We pledge to continue justifying the incentives and logistics support we receive which includes a recent additional supply of 10 Toyota Hilux vehicles which are already being used in our patrol and surveillance activities.
“We also warn economic saboteurs who will want to use this festive season for their nefarious activities to desist from such illegal business.
“No matter how surreptitious their activities may be, this unit is more determined and committed to ensure unwavering implementation of the Government’s fiscal policy “, he said.
Photo: Comptroller Ali Ibrahim, Customs Area Controller of the Federal Operations Unit Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
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