Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Ogun Customs Generate N1.2bn in 3months

 Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Command said it had generated N1,2bn within the last three months as against N961,290,067.61 recorded within the same period last year, representing an increase of N253,366,690.11 in the last three months.

STV correspondent in Ogun Report that the  Command also disclosed that it had seized 3000 shortgun catridges intercepted at Agosasa axis of the state valued N900,000; 117 bags of cannabis Sativa worth N1,770,000 and bales of textile materials, second-hand clothes and accessories worth N11,028,870, being smuggled into the country in the past three months.

The Area Commander, Ade Dosunmu, while addressing a press conference on Today at the Customs Command in Abeokuta, disclosed further that "the command confiscated 171 vehicles, 2058 cartons of frozen products, 465 kegs of 25litre vegetable oil, four drums and 112 kegs of 25litres of petrol and 567 bags of imported rice.

"While eight suspects were also arrested by the command in the past three months, six have been arraigned in court and one has been convicted and sentenced to two years in jail with an option of N200,000.00 fine".

  Dosunmu put the Duty Paid Value of all the seizures made within the last three months by the command at N258, 960, 952million and the Duty Paid Value of the 171 vehicles seized by his men in the past three months at N228, 893, 362.000.

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