Seme Customs Command Intercepts 1,300 Gallons of Petroleum Products

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has restated its continuous offensive patrol against the smuggling of petroleum product along the creeks within the Seme and Badagry axis with the latest seizure of 1,300 jerry cans of petroleum products.

The interception of the products, packaged in sacks was made on Wednesday, 6 April 2022.

More pictures of the intercepted petroleum products

According to a press statemen by the spokesman of the command, DSC Hussaini Abdullahi, the 1,300 jerry cans of petroleum products in thirty litres each is equivalent to thirty nine thousand 39,000 litres.

The aforementioned according to him, has a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of twelve million, five hundred and forty three thousand, nine hundred and sixty Naira *(N12,543,960.00) only.

“This arrest is coming at a time when Government is spending huge resources to subside the products to ameliorate the plight of its citizens, but these unscrupulous and unpatriotic elements are bent in sabotaging the efforts of government.

“It is on this premise that the officers and men of the Command, redoubled their efforts with renewed vigor in the fight against smuggling of the petroleum product.

“Accordingly, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo attributed the successes recorded to consistency on the part of the Management of the Nigeria Customs service in providing the needed logistics, adequate working tools, support and ensuring hard working officers are recognized and rewarded most especially through promotions.

“The CAC affirmed that, the continuous monitoring and surveillance of the border axis, has contributed in suppressing such illegal activities and sent the right signal to people involve in such unfortunate act of smuggling to desist and face lawful businesses along the border axis.

“The Command remain committed in ensuring such illegal and unlawful businesses are suppressed and discouraged at our borders” he said

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