Customs seizes frozen poultry worth N28mn


Nigeria Customs Service, NCS has made seizures worth N28.6 million in the third week of its fight against smuggling of frozen poultry products tagged Operation Hawk Descend.

The seizures which consist of 5,915 cartons of frozen poultry product, mostly conveyed in commercial vehicles was confiscated by Customs Officers around the South Western area of the country which consist of Badagry Creeks, Seme axis and Idiroko axis of Ogun state.

Two thousand eight hundred cartons were seized in the Ogun Command; 2,561carons in FOU A; 455 cartons seized from the Western Marine, while 99 cartons were seized at the Seme Command.

While commending the efforts of the operatives, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi, stressed the need for the smugglers to desist from acts that have negative consequences on the economy of the nation.

He further stated the Service commitment in bringing the activity of the smugglers to its barest minimum and called on the Poultry Association of Nigeria to give useful information and other forms of assistance that will further help the operatives to achieve the goal of completely crippling poultry smuggling into Nigeria.

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