Customs Arrests Four in connection with Smuggles Goods
63,000 litres of petrol, 2,770 bags of rice, other items seized by Customs in Oyo
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Oyo/Osun Area Command, has seized 350 drums of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), of 180 litres each, totalling 63,000 litres.
Besides, the command also confiscated 2,770 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50 kilogrammes with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N70.44million.
The Controller, Oyo/Osun Command, Mrs Hellen Ngozi, made the disclosure when she gave an account of her stewardship since the mantle of leadership of the command fell on her about two weeks ago.
The controller explained that the 350 drums of PMS, otherwise known as petrol, were seized at different locations within the command, adding that they would be auctioned and proceeds would be remitted accordingly.
Ngozi stated that command also seized 880 pieces of used tyres with DPV of close to N8million, as well as 91 gallons of vegetable oil of 25 litres each with DPV of about N1.2million.
Ngozi, who said four persons arrested in connection with the smuggling activities would be charged to court for the prosecution stated that the Comptroller-General of Customs m, Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd) has zero-tolerance for smuggling.