The Scene Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has once again frustrated some recalcitrant smugglers of petroleum products with the interception of about thousand (75,000) litres premium motor spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol.
While a statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, SC Hussaini Abdullahi put the Duty Paid Value (DPV) of Nineteen million, Seven Hundred and Eighty-five Thousand Naira(N19,785,000.00) only, the statement added that the seizure followed a routine patrol within Seme and Badagry bushes.
According to the statement, the illicit products were packaged in sacks and Jerry cans.
The statement reads: “In continuation of our efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum products within nooks and crannies of the Command, officers and men of the Seme Area Command on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and Jerry cans.
“The arrest was made in the early hours of today Thursday, 22 SEPTEMBER 2022.
“The seized petroleum products were estimated to be around two thousand five hundred (2500) Jerry cans of thirty (30) litres each equivalent to Seventy-Five thousand (75,000) litres.
“The duty paid value (DPV) is Nineteen million, seven hundred and eighty-five thousand, naira (N19,785,000.00) only.”
This is even as the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo has warned perpetrators of these illegal activities to stay clear of Seme Border routes or continue to count heavy losses as his men are determined more than ever before to continue to frustrate their illegal activities.
Recall that three weeks ago the Command made a similar arrest of over one hundred and nineteen thousand (119,000) litres of the same petroleum products.