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Nigerian Customs impounds contraband worth $1.7m

Nigerian Customs impounds contraband worth $1.7m

ABUJA: The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Zone “C” Owerri, made a total of 31 seizures of contraband including two 20-foot containers of printed textile materials (566 bales) put at N264,745 million ($1.7 million) duty paid value (DPV).

Customs Area Controller (CAC), FOU, Zone C, Mr Victor Dimka, disclosed this at Abia/Imo Command premises while briefing newsmen on the achievements recorded by the command between September and middle of October this year.

Within the period under review, Dimka said that a total of 2,811 cartons of refined vegetable oil and 117 bales of second hand clothing in addition to 45 pieces of used tyres were confiscated by the eagle-eyed men and officers of the unit.