The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘B’ Kaduna of the Nigeria Customs Service ( NCS) said it seized 147 pieces of foreign Jack knives, 6 cartons of foreign machetes and 119 packs of unregistered Tramadol, and Tramaking 225mg worth N305.7million.
The items are part of the zone’s seizure made at different locations from January 1st to February 28th 2023, Public Relations Officer of the command, Isa Sulaimon said in statement on Wednesday.
He gave the breakdown of the items seized to include 9 units of used vehicles, 2 units of means of conveyance, 724 bags of foreign rice (50kg each), 163 jerrycans of vegetable Oil (25 litres each), and 646 cartons of foreign spaghetti and macaroni.
Other seized items are 90 bales of foreign secondhand clothing, 569 packs of foreign unregistered pharmaceutical products, 635 kegs of premium motor spirit ( 25 litres each) 17 sacks of foreign secondhand shoes, 7 Cartons of foreign cigarettes and 50 cartons of foreign soap.
“The seized items were arrested in contravention of the Federal Government policies regarding imports and exports and were deposited at various Customs formations in the Zone.
“In line with the extant laws and guidelines, the seized Premium Motor Spirit was auctioned as directed by the NCS Headquarters, and the proceeds were remitted to the coppers of the Federal Government.
“The Operatives of the Unit under the leadership of Comptroller Musa Ibrahim Jalo have stepped up on the fight against smuggling across the border areas to make more arrests and cause financial loss to the smugglers.
“The Comptroller reiterated the commitment of the operatives of the Unit to their renewed efforts in the fight against smugglers.
“He called on the communities around the border areas to provide useful information that will assist the Unit in achieving its mandate and also consider the operatives of the Service as implementers of the Federal Government fiscal policies that are meant to improve and protect our industries thereby creating employments and boosting the economy of the country,” the statement said.