The war against smugglers of frozen poultry products into the Country tagged “Operation Hawk Descend”, has continue to yield massive results as the Service has recorded seizures of the banned products worth N37,836,000.00 (Thirty Seven Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty Six Thousand naira), in the eighth (8) and Ninth (9) week of its operations.
2. The seizures which consist of 8,408 (Eight Thousand, Four Hundred and Eight) cartons of the frozen products were impounded at different locations along the south western borders of Nigeria. These include Badagry/Yekeme and Seme Ashipa Creeks in Badagry Seme axis. Others locations include Seme, Gbaji and Owode Creeks in Lagos and Idiroko axis.
3. The breakdown of the seizures is as follows;
OGUN: QUANTITY = 2,213 cartons VALUE = N9,958,500
FOU A: QUANTITY – 4,412 cartons VALUE – N19,854,000
SEME: QUANTITY – 200 cartons VALUE – N900,000
WESTERN MARINE: QUANTITY – 1,583 cartons VALUE – N7,123,500
Total cartons = 8,408 cartons Total value = N37,836,000
In his maiden meeting with the officers and men at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ibrahim (Rtd), reaffirmed the Service commitment to arrest and prosecute anyone caught in the act of smuggling. He stated that all revenue leakages will be appropriately blocked.
The CGC said every act of economic sabotage including false declarations, deliberate misapplication of the tariff, undervaluation and concealment shall be dealt with decisively.
Ali called on all stakeholders to support the Service in order to achieve its mandate towards the Federal Government’s resolve to secure the nation, boost the economy and create job opportunities for the
Deputy Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller-General of Customs