The Ogun state Customs Service, Area 1 Command, says it generated N38.5 million in the third quarter of 2022.
The command’s Area Controller, Comptroller Bamidele Makinde , made this known in a statement issued on Saturday. He said the revenue was from import duties and auction sales of petroleum products seizures/anti-smuggling activities.
He said that during the period under review, the command recorded a seizure of 11, 358 bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each, which was about 38 trailer loads.
“The command recorded seizures of 1,550 pieces of used tires and 180 bales of used clothing in a warehouse situated on Lagos ibadan Expressway in ogun
“In addition, 227 seizures, comprising: 16 units of vehicles used as means of conveyance, two units of used vehicles, 2,706 kegs (67,650 Litres) of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) eight units of motorcycles (means of conveyance).
“Others are 80 kegs of vegetable oil (25 liters each), 201 bales and 76 sacks of secondhand clothing, 79 sacks of used shoes, 20 wraps of Cannabis Sativa (book sizes), 89 bales of Textile (Wrapper), 17 cartons of imported tomato paste (smuggled), five cartons of imported Spaghetti Pasta (smuggled), 80 pieces of vegetable oil (4.73b liters each).
“The seizures itemized above have a total Duty Paid Value of N341 million,” he said
Makinde said that the command was able to achieve this feat with the effective use of intelligence.
He warned that the command was all out for recalcitrant smugglers through shrewd, intensive and choking anti-smuggling activities driven by effective employment of intelligence.