Nigeria customs seized 14 trailers of rice.
anagement Act (CEMA) Cap 45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (power to search premises), and Section 158 of CEMA, Cap 45 Laws of Federation of Nigeria (power to patrol freely),” he said.
He disclosed that the unit had intercepted various contrabands with a duty paid value of N1.6 billion in January 2018.
Uba added that the unit also recovered N91million in the month under review, thereby making a cumulative of N1.7 billion.
He listed other impounded goods to include 1,652 cartons of frozen poultry products, 835 jerry cans of vegetable oil, 10 bags of Indian Hemp, 2,208 pieces of used tyres and 159 bales of used clothing.
“It is our obligation to support the Federal Government’s policy on rice, encourage local farmers, the millers and patronise our own nutritional rice, which by implication would create employment opportunities for our youth,” he said.
Also seized were a 1/20ft container, No. GATU132358/4 for carrying 537 cartons of Indian Whisky as against yeast declared.
The second was a 1/40ft container, No TCLU172184/3, which was seized for carrying 60 pieces of used chest freezers and 570 bundles of gas hose, as against condenser for steam polysomic.