Operatives of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in September confiscated one unit of pump action rifle, two units of locally made guns alongside 35 live cartridges from smugglers in the vicinity of the Oyo-Ogun state border, it said Wednesday.
Other items seized included 7,328 by 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice; 121,550 liters of premium motor spirit; 68 cartons of frozen poultry; 37 crates of eggs that were used to conceal smuggled rice and 150kg parcels of Indian Hemp.
The rest included 10 pieces of military camouflage bags; and six units of used Tokunbo cars being ferried illegally into Nigeria without payment of mandatory customs duties.
Controller of the Zone A Unit of Customs, Hussein Ejibunu, told reporters that eagle eyed officers of the unit equally impounded 1,955 bales of used clothing in an abandoned building around the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex.
He said, “September marked the end of the third quarter leading us closer to the end of the year when smugglers show more desperation. The unit made a series of seizures with total duty paid value of N622, 407, 586.”