Customs Impounds, Destroys Poultry Products13 July 2012
NIGERIA - In the continual battle against smugglers, the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja Lagos, made a massive seizure and destruction of over 6,000 cartons of assorted poultry products with a duty paid value (DPV) of N25.2 million recently.
Vanguard reports that the Customs Area Controller, Federal Operations Unit, Comptroller Dan Ugo, made this disclosure while conducting the press round the seized goods.
The Controller said that the unit has no choice other than to carry on the battle to ensure strict compliance with the order of the Customs Comptroller General, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko Inde (CFR) and his management team on zero tolerance for import of poultry products.
The CAC said the unit was determined to remain on top of this campaign through intensified intelligence networks, which have proved very effective in the actualisation of the objectives.
He said: “The CGC has provided the platform for these successes through his various capacity building programmes aimed at equipping officers with the necessary skills for better performance.”
He added that the unit will do everything in its powers to nip in the bud the activities of these "unpatriotic and unscrupulous" elements that have constituted a clog in the economic wheel of progress of the nation.