Sometimes I ask myself why some people prefer to do risky businesses. I wonder why someone would bring contraband goods into the Country. More so, I just want to ask why some people preferred to import everything; does it mean will don’t have good furniture maker in Nigeria? At least, if you must import; I expect you to import what is not produced in the country.
In the cause to keep Nigeria clean and safe; The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C, Owerri has recorded a total of two hundred and thirty-one (231) seizures of contraband goods with an overall Duty Paid Value (DPV) of one billion, nine hundred and fifty-seven million, five hundred and twenty nine thousand, three hundred and seventy-five naira (N 1,957,529,375.00) in the third quarter of the year 2016.
This is in contrast to the three hundred and seventy-nine (379) seizures with a DPV of two billion, two hundred and twenty-four million, two hundred and forty-five thousand, seven hundred and ninety-seven Naira (N2,224,245,797.00) impounded in the year 2015.
The Comptroller Haruna Mamudu, said twenty-two suspects were arrested in connection with the seizures which were impounded on the Benin axis, Asaba-Agbor-Onitsha express way, Calabar, Enugu, Owerri and Port-Harcourt axis of the South-south and South -East zones of the federation.
The Items Impounded Include:
- 121 vehicles
- 3,082 bags of 50kg rice
- 1,454 cartons /set of furniture
- 5,120 pieces of used foreign thing
- 625 cartons of fake medicaments
- 2,600 pieces of imported school bags
- 63 containers of log of wood
- 97 pieces of 14 -stroke engine generator
- 30,181 cartons imported frozen poultry products
- 1,148 bales of second hand clothing
- 2, 331 cartons of foreign detergents and creams
- 1,339 pairs of foot wears
- 142 pieces of used refrigerators and compressors
- 155 cartons of plastic and articles of plastics
- 129 cartons of ceramics
- 803 bags of scrap metals