The Murtala Muhammed Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has said that it intercepted Cocaine imported from Pakistan, concealed in two cartons and declared as household items in NAHCO Shed at the Lagos airport.
In a press statement issued recwntly, spokesman of the command, Haruna Ephraim said assorted military wares were also intercepted between January and June 2019.
The Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the seized items is ₦382,220,062.00.
Some of the items includes One Thousand and Two (1002) PCS of Air-Force Berets Two Hundred and Eighty Nine (289) packages of different makes of Drones, two Hundred and Seventy Two (272) PCS of two way Walkie-Talkie Radios.
Continuing, he said “One Hundred and Fifty Two (152) packages of Camouflage Inner Vest, Combat Shorts, and Camouflage Polo Shirt with No End User Certificate, One Hundred and Fifty (150) packages of Camouflage Peak Caps”
“One Hundred (100) PCS of Trackers Seventy Nine (79) Pairs of Camouflage Footwear, Fifty Nine (59) Cartons of Tramadol (handed over to NAFDAC)Forty Three (43) Bags of Donkey’s skin, Forty Three (43) PKGS of Desert Camouflage Combat shorts, Twenty Seven (27) PKGS of Complete set of Camouflage Uniforms, Safety Belts and rope”
Hard Drugs suspected to be American Cannabis concealed in baby doll and handed over to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
The MMA Command collected a total sum of Twenty Nine Billion, One Hundred and Twenty Four Million, Seven Hundred and Three Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty three Naira (₦29,124,703,283.00) in the First Quarter and Second Quarter of 2019 as against Twenty Two Billion, Seven Hundred and Twenty Four Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty Six Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty Eight Naira (₦22,724,956,128.00) collected from January to June 2018.
The revenue collected from January to June 2019 represents 112.4%; this did not only surpass the set revenue target of Q1 & Q2 2019 with ₦3,219,843,233.00 but also surpassed that of 2018 Half Year with ₦6,399,747,155.00.
The service has said that the total dollars declaration at the airport between January to June 2019 stood at $98,542,167.00.
It also said that 6,035 persons made the declarations within the period under review.
The other currencies recovered at the airport stood at 579,205.00 Pounds, 1,713,024.00 Euros. RMB 10,040.00 CFA 8,300,000.00, DHR 9,670.00.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government’s currency policy mandates any person travelling out of the country with more than $10,000 or equivalent in other currencies to declare same on a Customs Currency Declaration Form (CDF).
Ephraim said a sum of 50,000,000 US Dollar arrived into Nigeria without proper documentation, which was seized and handed over to the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the presence of the Department of States Security (DSS) for further investigations.