Photo News (Segment-Two Report)
Hard time awaits smugglers at Seme as Comptroller Uba takes over
.Says no hiding place for economic saboteurs
By Silas Onuoha
Hard time awaits smugglers still operating at Seme border, as Comptroller Mohammed Uba, the out-going Customs Area Controller (CAC), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, Lagos, takes over the Command.
Comptroller Uba, who recorded outstanding performance in the history of FOU Zone ‘A’ said smugglers who sabotage government’s effort at growing the economy would not know peace at Seme.
He declared, “There is no hiding place for economic saboteurs”.
In his farewell press briefing, Comptroller Uba handed over the Unit with over N2billion seizures recorded in just two weeks of operations, even as he commended CGC Ali Hameed on Customs reforms.
Business Update was on ground and captured the handing over exercise in Photo news as shown below:
Comptroller Uba with top officers of FOU during the handing over exercise at Ikeja, Lagos:
Uba showing a truck loaded with 2,748 cartons of DSP Codeine Cough Syrup 100mg (100 per carton) and 95 Cartons of Chaka pain Xtra, seized by FOU, with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N1.1billion:
Comptroller Uba handing over a mini truck loaded with Cannabis Sativa, seized by FOU Zone ‘A’ under his watch:
Seizure of 21 sacks of pangolin scales weighing 1,031kg and four elephant tusks weighing 29.35kg, with DPV of N253.5million:
Comptroller Uba in company of senior officers of the Unit moving to the workshop where the seized items were kept, during handing over:
Some of the seized items:
Exotic cars seized by FOU:
Seized truck loaded with smuggled rice:
Comptroller Uba showing seized second hand bags and shows:
The CAC addressing Journalists during the exercise: