Customs destroys N4m poultry products
The Customs Area Comptroller (CAC) of the Command, Ndalati Garba Mohammed, had recently directed increased enforcement at the border area including various footpaths to forestall attempts by desperate smugglers to evade duty and bring in prohibited items through unapproved routes.
Full compliance with this directive had resulted to various seizures and arrests in the past, including this recent one comprising frozen turkey and chickens which falls under import prohibition.
The command explained on Tuesday, that while some of the suspected smugglers escaped into the bush at night during the operation, “our operatives arrested one of them and also seized a vehicle being used as a means of conveyance of the prohibited items”.
Destroying the products yesterday, the command said, “We are destroying these poultry products in compliance with government directives and wish to use this opportunity to warn smugglers to desist from the anti economic vice and face lawful trades”.