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Customs CG Applauds Ogun Customs for Significant Seizures in September


Oct 6, 2023

The Acting Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has commended the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Ogun State for recent seizures of 1179 kilograms of hard drugs, used tyres, and various prohibited goods in September. 

Adeniyi expressed his appreciation during a press briefing today, highlighting the NCS’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding Nigeria. He also underscored the significance of the recent successful operations in Ogun State, which targeted illicit trade and road safety.

While addressing the issue of foreign-used Pneumatic Tyres, also known as Tokunbo tyres, the CGC emphasized that many of these tyres have exceeded their recommended lifespan, posing a grave risk to motorists. He also noted that good-quality pneumatic tyres are safe for four years from their manufacturing date and should not be used on Nigerian highways beyond this period.

Reflecting on a previous press conference held on August 7, 2023, Adeniyi reiterated the NCS’s commitment to protecting Nigerians from harmful substances, particularly the rise in Cannabis Sativa abuse in Nigeria. He highlighted the various tactics employed by smugglers, including land border crossings, creek routes, and air smuggling. The NCS remains dedicated to ensuring the well-being of Nigerians.

The Acting Comptroller General then provided details of the recent successful seizures by the Ogun 1 Area Command which include:

“The Ogun 1 Area Command intercepted 1,436 used Pneumatic tyres, 53 sacks, and 569 parcels of Cannabis Sativa, totaling 1,179 kilograms between September 18 and September 30, 2023. Additionally, they confiscated 3,149 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 32 vehicles used for conveyance, and various other items. The Duty Paid Value (DPV) of these seizures amounts to an impressive N241,977,943.00.

“These operations took place across multiple locations in Ogun State, including Papa/Ajegunle, Ilaro road, Imasayi/Joga road, Ijebu Ode axis, and Odogbolu bush path along Ijebu Ode road.

The Customs Boss reiterated the NCS’s commitment to its mission and the safety and well-being of all Nigerians. He applauded the Nigeria Customs Service in Ogun State for their dedication and successful operations, contributing to building a safer and stronger Nigeria. 

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