The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 2,200 cartons of tin tomatoes worth N6million along the Lagos-Badagry Express road.
In a press release issued yesterday and signed by the image maker of the command Taupyen Selchang the tomatoes were conveyed in a truck with Reg. No. LND 759 XE along the Lagos-Badagry Express road on the 12th of February 2018.
He added that 63 light accessories of vehicles, (front and back) were also intercepted on the 11th March 2018 in a Siena bus with Reg. No. KRO 530 EP along the Lagos-Badagry Express road. He said the goods with Duty Paid Value of over 6 million were all deposited in the Government warehouse of the command.
He added that the operatives of the command’s enforcement unit made the arrests while acting promptly on classified information.
While inspecting the seizures, the Customs Area Controller, Compt. Mohammed, Aliyu disclosed that the new operational strategies adopted by the command is yielding positive results, as victims of non-compliance are nib in the bud by the eagle eye of the enforcement officers and men of the service.
He said that the command has generated N1. 1billion revenue between January and February 2018. He said the command is expected to generate N1.3billion target, but that it collected 80% of the given target.
Commenting further, the comptroller was quoted to have stated that “ the command’s holistic approach in executing the mandate of the service led to an all-encompassing result as revenue generation, suppression of smuggling and legitimate trade facilitation is adequately enhanced at the Lagos –Abidjan corridor without compromising National Security”
“The command being an international land border, the Customs Area Controller admonished officers to ensure that the golden rules for the service operation is always brought to the fore while discharging their statutory functions”