NIGERIA - The Nigeria Customs Service has continued to seize huge volumes of poultry products in the sixth and seventh weeks of its 'Operation Hawk Descend'.
The operation is targeting the smuggling of frozen poultry products into Nigeria, which is affecting food safety and profitability of the local poultry industry.
The Nigeria Customs Service said it recorded seizures of products worth 14,611,500 Nigerian Naira.
These products consisted of 3247 cartons of the banned produce, and were impounded at different locations along the south western borders of Nigeria.
This includes Badagry, Agbara Creeks and Villages. Others locations include Seme, Gbaji and Owode Creeks in Lagos and Idiroko axis.
While commending the steadfastness of the operatives in this operation, the management of the customs service assured the general public of its determination to continue the onslaught against the smugglers of the banned products.
The customs service advised traders and consumers of the banned frozen poultry products to patronise local farmers to "Create job opportunities for our youths, boost our economy and save Nigerians from diseases associated with consumption of dangerous chemicals used in preserving the banned poultry products."
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