By Chioma Iruke
N234.4 million worth of goods have been seized from smugglers during the second quarter of 2021 by the Nigeria Customs Service Zone “B” Strike Force.
The strike force Coordinator, Deputy Controller Aliyu Olorokoba disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday, informing that among items seized, was a tanker conveying adulterated petroleum product.
According to him, 5,349 packets of unwholesome drugs, including 758 packets of sex enhancers, 1,708 bags of foreign rice, 307 cartons of Macaroni and Spaghetti were also seized.
Others included 24 bags of fertilizer, 16 vehicles, 1, 145 liters of vegetable oil and 255 sacks of footwears.
He urged the general public and all stakeholders to support the customs service to tackle smuggling activities and save the nation’s economy.
The coordinator attributed the seizures to intelligence reports and the commitment of personnel of the task force team.
Olorokoba who reiterated their commitment in the fight against smuggling in the axis, said that two suspects were arrested and granted administrative bail within the period.