September 26, 2022

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Again, Seme Customs foil smugglers’ move, intercepts 75,000 litres of petrol

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 75,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS) along the bushes within Seme and Badagry axis.

Public Relations Officer of the Command, Hussein Abdulahi who disclosed this in a statement on behalf of the Controller of the command, Comptroller Bello Jibo,  said the petrol concealed inside sacks and Jerry can were intercepted during routine patrol by operatives of the command in the early hours of Thursday.

He said the seized petrol has a Duty Paid Value ( DPV) of N19,785million.

“In continuation of our efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum products within nooks and crannies of the Command, officers and men of the Seme Area Command on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and Jerry cans. The arrest was made in the early hours  of today Thursday, September 2022.

“The seized petroleum products were estimated to be around two thousand five hundred (2500) Jerry cans of thirty (30) litres each equivalent to Seventy-Five thousand (75,000) litres. The duty paid value (DPV) is N19,785,000.00 only.

Comptroller Jibo warned perpetrators of these illegal activities to stay off Seme Border routes or continue to count heavy losses as his men were determined to frustrate them out of the area.

He recalled that three weeks ago, the Command made a similar arrest of over 119,000 litres of the same petroleum products.