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Customs impound contraband valued N1.59bn

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The Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted various contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.59 billion between November 1 and November 30

The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the unit, Comptroller Garba Mohammed, said this, when he conducted newsmen round Customs’ warehouses in Lagos, on Wednesday.

According to Mohammed, a total of 185 items were intercepted within the period under review.

“The command intercepted 64 units of various types of vehicles under detention; 13, 333 bags of 50kg parboiled rice; 15 parcels of Indian hemp; 205 bales of second-hand clothing and 1, 390 cartons of frozen poultry products. We intercepted 1,101 pieces of used tyres; 835 jerry cans of vegetable oil; 17 no. of 20ft containers suspected to be carrying wood under detention and 385 cartons of Tiffany cream biscuits.

“Also intercepted were: 2,300 cartons of Tiffany chocolate cream fudge and toffee sweet as well as 137 cartons of block engine cylinder,’’ he said.