The Nigeria Customs Service has said it seized 3,278 bags of rice and 55 vehicles with Duty Paid Value of N52.6 million and N51.6 million from January to September, in Niger State.
Benjamin Binga, State Controller, told newsmen on Tuesday in Minna. He said the area command also generated N1.9 billion during the period.
Binga assured that the command, made up of Niger, Kogi and Kwara states, will meet its 2017 revenue target of N2.8 billion by year end.
He stressed that customs personnel would continue to mount surveillance and adopt measures to make smuggling impossible in the area.
“The command has deployed competent officers to manage all identified illegal routes used by smugglers to bring in unwholesome goods into the country,” Binga said.
The controller urged community leaders in the three states to assist customs field officers with vital information on smugglers’ activities.
- Bola Kougbe