November 26, 2022
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As border remains closed: FG warns communities to desist smuggling

From Isa Dangana, Minna

The Niger/Kogi Area Command of Nigeria Customs Services has re-iterated the warning of the Federal Government on the present boarder closure.

It said that there would be no export or import activities through boarders as Customs services would always discover illegal routes for nefarious activities.

The Area Controller of Customs Service, Niger/Kogi Area Command, Comptroller Abubakar Muhammad Adamu told the media in Minna that in the last one month, the Customs Service had recovered over N74,000,000 mainly from disposable  of seized items.

Comptroller Adamu told newsmen that the feat was possible as a result of engagement in operations without casualties recorded.

According to the Customs Area Controller, youths in the border communities were enlightened on the ills of smuggling and other related vices to the nation’s economy.

He explained that the Customs Service of Niger/Kogi Command has directed outside stations to engage royal fathers in the area of responsibility to desist from smuggling and caution their wards and subjects.

He also warned criminal elements that Customs would always discover illegal routes in their nefarious activities, make seizures, arrest and cripple their illegitimate businesses.

He poured encomiums on the sister security agencies and the general public for the synergy between them.

Comptroller Adamu said that during the period under review, the command recorded seizures and detention of exotic cars and other services totaling 101 units of different makes and eight suspects were arrested and are being prosecuted in court.

Other seized items include foreign rugs, second hand clothing, Mitsubushi canter load with assorted supermarket goods and other items.

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