Port & Border

NCS Seme Area Command Seizes 24 SUV, Others amidst Border Closure

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Area Command, Badagry Lagos State on Monday 23rd November 2020, has stated that it seized 24 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) being smuggled into the country from Benin Republic recently.

Reports revealed that the seized vehicles were part of numerous seizures made by the command during and after the EndSARS Protest in the country.

Reacting to this, the Area Comptroller, NCS, Seme Area Command, Bello Jibo stated that the enforcement unit of the Command has been progressing in its anti-smuggling drive since his assumption as the Area Comptroller.

He further said that 128 interceptions were made, with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N182.887 million realised from various seizures, adding that the seizures include 2,716 bags of foreign parboiled rice (50kg each), 1,148 jerry cans of premium motor spirit PMS (25litres each) equivalent to 28,700litres, 24 units of smuggled vehicles, 17 Jerry cans of vegetable oil (25litres), and 10 Jerry cans of coconut oil (25litres each), among others.