The Nigeria Customs Service Zone B has confiscated valuable items worth over N139 million in Kaduna State.
Items seized by the command include smuggled vehicles, bags of foreign rice, textiles and other contraband.
The items were displayed before newsmen at the state command by the Coordinator of the Strike Force team, Aliyu Olorukoba on Tuesday.
Olorukoba said the seizure complied with the Comptroller- General’s matching order to put smugglers out of business.
Also, it was geared at ensuring that all the expected revenue from certified import duties come into government coffers.
He, however, revealed that the arrest and interception of the smuggled goods followed intelligence and collaboration with sister security agencies.
The items were also seized from the Borno/Yobe axis, Mubi axis, Kaduna/Zaria axis, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara and Niger axis.
Some of the items included 745 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 623 bales of second-hand clothes, 16 vehicles, 564 kegs of vegetation oil, 208 parcel of Cannabis Sativa and 821 cartons of foreign noodles among other items.
Olorukoba further cautioned smugglers against all forms of illicit trade as custom officials who are already equipped and motivated will go beyond the grid to stop them.
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