Customs in Seme border handles N4.9bn exportable goods

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LAGOS – The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Monday said it handled exportable goods valued at N4.9 billion between January and June.

Area Comptroller Willy Egbudin said this in a mid-year report of the command made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Egbudin said that goods exported were plastics, furniture, fruit and drinks in retail packs, mattress, beer and slippers, among others.

He said the total amount due for the Nigeria Export Supervision Scheme was N24.5 million.

The comptroller said in spite of the challenges posed by the aquatic and marshy terrain of the command, it had achieved higher level of suppression of smuggling and other related offences.


He said this was possible through increased enforcement activities, enlightenment of communities and the trading public about the dangers of smuggling.

Egbudin said18 suspected smugglers were arrested and cases were at various stages of investigation and prosecution.

The comptroller said the command also made 487 seizures a Duty Paid Value of N196.2 million.

He said that during the period under review, Trade Liberalisation Scheme and complaint-goods with a Cost Insurance Freight value of N5.39 billion were cleared through the command. (NAN)