The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 1, 50,00 jerry cans of smuggled fuel, equivalent to thirty thousand, one hundred and fifty *(30,150) litres at various creeks along Badagry-Seme axis.
Spokesman of the command, Deputy Supretendent of Customs Hussaini Abdullahi in a widely circulated press statement on Thursday, said that officers and men of the Command on a routine patrol along the creeks within Seme and Badagry intercepted the fuel which were concealed in sacks.
According to him “The arrest was made in the early hours of Wednesday 12 January 2022.
“The duty paid value (DPV) is Six million, nine hundred and seventy four thousand, seven hundred and fifty naira *(N6,974,750.00)* only.
“The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo while showcasing the seizure commended the doggedness, patriotism, dedication and high level of professionalism exhibited by his men.
“He further added that the new Landcruiser patrol vehicles (Buffalo) provided by the Management of the NCS has aided the operation of the Command because before now, some of the creeks and beaches are not accessible but now with the aid of this Buffalo vehicles we are able to access everywhere.
“While appreciating the Comptroller General of the NCS Col. Hammed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) and his management for equipping the Command with operational tools, the CAC said that in as much as the smugglers continue with their unpatriotic acts, his men were ready to match them and that seizures of PMS is a routine activity in which the tempo will be sustained” he concluded.