By Silas Onuoha
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Seme Area Command has Seized another 750 jerry cans (30 litres) of petroleum products at Oloko Creek in Badagry.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSC Hussaini Abdullahi said on Thursday that after evacuation of the seized items to the Command premises, the 750 jerry cans of 30litres each of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) equivalent to 22,500 litres were discovered, with a total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3,318,450.
According to DSC Abdullahi, Comptroller Bello Jibo, stated that the command was able to intercept the petroleum products through the efforts of his personnel.
“In its efforts to suppress illegal activities of smugglers of petroleum products, men of the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command have again intercepted 79 sacks of items suspected to be petroleum products at Oloko creeks along Badagry-Seme road.The arrest was made on Monday, Dec.13.
“After successful evacuation of the seized items to the command premises where examination was conducted, 750 jerry cans of 30 litres, of petroleum products equivalent to 22,500 litres were discovered. The DPV is N3,318, 450,” he said.
While commending the officers for their resilience even in the face of die hard smugglers, Comptroller Jibo urged them to intensify the fight by making the area uncomfortable for smugglers to carry out their illegal activities and ensure that national interest comes first.
Recalled that the command had two weeks ago intercepted 31,500 litres of same products with a DPV of N5,393,902.within Badagry Seme waterways.
“Customs will continue to pursue sustainable campaign against smuggling and ensure that it is reduced to the barest minimum level,” Jibo said.