Customs Seized N118M Worth Of Indian Hemp, Others – Comptroller

The Tincan Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service says it has recorded significant enforcement and anti-smuggling activities, resulting in 96 detentions and 47 seizures.

The Area Comptroller, Dera Nnadi, who disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday in Lagos State, said the Enforcement and Anti-smuggling Unit of the command achieved the feat.

Nnadi listed the seized items to include 1,264 packages weighing 473.50kg of hemp worth N118.4 million, concealed in various containers from eight seizures.

He noted that various supermarket items, toilet paper, pharmaceutical and beauty products, 615 sacks of Water Buffalo Horns, 2,500 cartons of frozen poultry, 3,642 bags of basmati rice, household goods, arms and ammunition, and military wear were detected and seized.

The Area Comptroller said this amounted to a DPV of N47.4 million and a total DPV of the seized goods and narcotics valued at N3.2 billion.

He noted that in addition, other detentions made include supermarket items extracted from various containers, 32 packs of 50 pieces each of toilet paper, 531 cartons of pharmaceutical products and 80 cartons of beauty products.

The customs boss pointed out that the total DPV of the seized goods and street value of the narcotics amounted to N3.2 billion.

He said the port also witnessed a substantial volume of containers serving as a conveyance for goods, with 50,297 containers utilised from January to December 2023, comprising 15,289 20ft containers, 34,557 40ft containers, and 451 45ft containers.

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