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Customs seizes 29 vehicles, other items worth N1.1b at Seme border

[FILE PHOTO] Seme Border

The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command, says it intercepted 29 vehicles and goods worth about N1.1 billion in December 2018.

The Customs Area Controller, Seme Command, Mohammed Garba, made this known yesterday while briefing journalists on the activities of the command at the ECOWAS Joint Border Post in Seme.

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According to him, the items seized were 29 vehicles with duty paid value of N177 million and 6,753 bags of 50kg foreign rice, equivalent to 11 trailer trucks worth N157 million.

Garba said: “Other items include vegetable oil worth N573,750; sugar worth N567,000 and 71 kegs of petroleum worth N106, 500. It also include tin tomatoes worth N127,575; used shoes worth N67, 500 and 91 parcels of hard drugs. The suspect of the hard drug, Kenneth Cornelius, has been prosecuted successfully and now serving jail term of two years.’’

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He said that the command generated the sum of N623 million, representing 92 per cent of the target for December.

This, he said, was as a result of the unwavering resolve of the officers of the command in various operations.

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