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Smugglers Have no Hiding Palace in Kano and Jigawa – NCS Area Comptroller

 

 

 

 

The New Comtroller of Kano/Jigawa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs service Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Umar says the Command has zero tolerance for Smuggling Activities.

Comptroller Abubakar Muhammad Umar stated this while briefing Journalist in kano.

He said the personnel of the command were working tirelessly in curtailing smuggling activities in all nooks and crannies of kano and jigawa states, saying the command was able to make a seizure of contraband items worth about N498, 662, 498.00 million Naira

Muhammad Umar noted that the Command has generated N10.167 billion Naira, He said the amount was against N7.6 billion generated in the last quarter of 2022.

According to him, the Command expects more increase in revenue generation, “as our activities at the free trade zone have improved.

The new comptroller maintained that the Command will continue to put in place necessary measures to improve on the collection so far with the support from other units of the service geared towards ensuring that the stated Goals were being Achieved.

“We shall maintain the success through synergy. We will continue to dialogue, engage and educate the local and business community on the security, health, and economic implication of smuggling, while discharging our statutory responsibilities of enforcing compliance with government fiscal policies.”

Comptroller Muhammad Umar noted that the Command will continuously engage in sensitizing the public on the need to clear their goods through the Inland Terminals.

“The Contrabands items include 1, 031 bags of 50kg foreign rice worth N29, 822,000.00; 151 cartons of spaghetti worth N3, 171,000.00; 91 cartons of macaroni worth N1, 638,000.00; 1,237 cartons of foreign mayor soap worth N16, 108, 000.00; six bags of 25kg foreign rice worth N120, 000.00; 132 bales of second-hand clothes worth N9, 825, 000.00; three bags of Donkey penni’s worth N29, 084,000.00″

Other seized items include 50 cartons of foreign matches worth N150, 125.00; 15 cartons of milky nondairy powder worth N111,235.00; 22 sacks of rubber shoes worth N510, 263.00; a truck used for conveying smuggled items worth N17, 931,000.00; 1X 40 Container worth N810, 000.00.

“the seizures were made at different locations within the Command’s area of coverage”

He said Four suspects held in connection to the Donkey’s skin have been released on administrative bail pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Abdullahi jalaluddeen /Kano

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