Customs seize 8 luxury cars, tyres, tramadol and others worth over N529 million between January 1st

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Nigerian Customs seize 8 luxury cars, tyres, tramadol, foreign rice and others worth over N529 million between January 1st and February 28th.

The exotics without relevant customs documents include 3 Toyota Hilux, 1 Prado, 1 Highlander and a Venza.

2,239 used pneumatic tires valued at N4.5 million were also intercepted by customs officials.

36,000 liters of smuggled petroleum products hidden in polythene bags, worth N3.6 million were also intercepted.

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Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operating Unit, Zone “C”, intercepted unregistered pharmaceutical products, including tramadol, and other contraband goods with a declared value of N529,056,456 million between January 1 and February 28, 2022.

This was announced in a press release signed by Unit DSC Public Relations Officer Jerry Attah.

Presenting the confiscated items in Owerri on Thursday, FOU ‘C’ Comptroller Ali Ibrahim said six suspects were arrested during the period, adding that they had been granted administrative bail.

He also said 640 boxes of unregistered medicines worth N192 million transported in a DAF heavy truck and J5 transit bus were intercepted along the Okada/Benin axis.

According to him, along the Umuikaa/Aba road, 1,650 bales of used clothing worth N165 million were intercepted, while along the Akwa-Ibom/Calabar axis, 181 50-kg sacks of foreign parboiled rice worth over N7.2 million were intercepted were intercepted.

2,239 used pneumatic tires valued at N4.5 million and 36,000 liters of smuggled petroleum products hidden in polyethylene bags valued at N3.6 million were also intercepted.

Other seizures include eight (8) exotic vehicles without relevant customs documentation, including three 2017, 2020 and 2021 Toyota Hilux models; a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2016 model; among others a Toyota Highlander 2014 and a Toyota Venza 2016 model.

While praising the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) and his management team for their unwavering support and motivation, he commiserated with the families and loved ones of four officers who died in the line of duty.

According to Ibrahim, the service works with other security agencies to ensure the continued safety of its officers and men.

However, he called on traditional and religious leaders, as well as other well-meaning Nigerians, to advise their supporters to refrain from attacking security personnel in the interests of peace and progress.

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