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Over N400 million worth of 71 forbidden items seized by Nigerian customs

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit Zone B, has announced the confiscation of contraband products valued at over N400 million in multiple operations spanning the North-West and North-Central regions.

One notable seizure includes thirty-seven bales and four rolls of police camouflage uniforms discovered concealed within a container, leading to the apprehension of four suspects linked to the incident.

In a press briefing held on Thursday, January 5, 2024, the Comptroller of Federal Operations Unit Zone B, Dalha Chedi, highlighted the service’s activities from November to December 2023. Chedi revealed that the seizures and arrests transpired along the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway, a result of actionable intelligence.

During the briefing, Chedi disclosed that the relentless efforts of zone operatives against smuggling activities resulted in a total of 71 seizures involving 12 different items intercepted at various locations within the zone. These intercepted items were deemed of grave implications to the health and safety of Nigerians, underlining the significance of the customs service’s intervention.



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