By Chinonye Anyatonwu
Operatives of Seme Border Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) recently intercepted N19,785,000 worth of premium motor spirit (PMS) from suspected smugglers within their area of jurisdiction.
According to a press release issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer (P.R.O), Hussaini Abdullahi, said the petrol which were packed in 319 sacks and 1500 Jerry cans were intercepted in the early hours of Thursday, September 22, 2022
The release also stated that the seizures which were made by officers on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry is in continuation of the command’s efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum products within the nooks and crannies of the Command.
The seized petroleum products according to the statement is estimated to be about two thousand five hundred (2500) Jerry cans of thirty (30) litres each equivalent to Seventy-Five thousand (75,000) litres. The duty paid value (DPV) is Nineteen million, seven hundred and eighty-five thousand, naira (N19,785,000.00) only.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo warned the perpetrators of these illegal activities to stay off Seme Border routes or continue to count heavy losses as his men were determined to Frustrate them out of the area.
Recall that, three weeks ago the Command made a similar arrest of over one hundred and nineteen thousand (119,000) litres of the same petroleum products.
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