Seme Customs Command Intercepts 22,500 Litres of Smuggled Fuel

The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command have intercepted 79 sacks of items suspected to be petroleum products at Oloko Creeks along Badagry-Seme road. The arrest was made on Monday, 13th December 2021.

In a widely circulated press release on Thursday, Public Relations Officer of the command, DSC Hussaini Abdullahi said that after successful evacuation of the seized items to the Command premises where examination was conducted, 750 jerry cans of 30litres each of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) equivalent to 22,500 litres were discovered.

The Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the fuel is placed at N3,318, 450.00 only.

Petroleum products in carried in sacks, just to deceive the customs officers

“While commending the uncompromising attitudes of his officers, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller BM Jibo urged them to intensify the fight by making the area less attractive for illegal activities and to ensure that National interest must be their priority”

“Recalled that some days ago, thirty one thousand, five hundred *(31,500) litres of same products were intercepted with a DPV of five million, three hundred and ninety three thousand, nine hundred and two Naira *(N5,393,902.00)* only.

Seized petroleum products

“Customs will continue to pursue sustainable campaign against smuggling and ensuring that it is reduced to the barest minimum level” he stated

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