The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command, on Thursday intercepted 319 sacks and 1,500 jerrycans of petroleum products along Badagry-Seme border.
The duty paid value (DPV) of the seized products is over ₦19.785 million.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SC Hussaini Abdullahi on behalf of the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo made this known in a statement.
He revealed that the CAC of the command said, “In continuation of our efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum products within nooks and crannies of the Command, officers and men of the Seme Area Command on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and Jerry cans.”
Comptroller Jibo said the seized petroleum products were estimated to be around 2,500 Jerry cans of 30 litres each equivalent to 75,000 litres.
The Customs Area Controller has 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.