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Customs intercepts smuggled vehicles, rice in Katsina

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 13 vehicles, 314 bags of imported rice, and other goods, valued at more than N60 million, in Katsina.

• August 4, 2021

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded 13 vehicles, 314 bags of imported rice, and other goods, valued at more than N60 million, in Katsina.

Customs said the products were impounded between July 8 and August 3.

The acting Controller of Customs in the state, Dalha Wada, disclosed this on Tuesday in Kaduna at a press briefing. According to Mr Wada, the command in the period under review intercepted a Lexus Saloon 2011 model with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3.6 million, Toyota Corolla 2015 with DPV of more than N7 million.

“Other vehicles we impounded include Mercedes 180 1998 model worth N1.8 million, Mercedes C230, 2006 model with DPV of more thanN2.3 million and two Peugeot 504 worth N135,000 each,” said Mr Wada. “We also seized a Peugeot J5 bus valued at more than N1.4 million, another same J5 bus of over N1.6 million, Ford van F150 1996 model worth over N2 million and Peugeot J5 Iveco with DPV of N2.1 million.”

The customs also seized a Dab truck worth N8.1 million, Toyota Rav 4 (N4.3 million), and Toyota Highlander (N7.1 million).

The customs boss in Katsina put the total value of the vehicles intercepted at more than N42.1 million. Mr Wada noted that the command also impounded 314 50kg bags of parboiled foreign rice, worth over N7.5 million, 227 jerrycans of vegetable oil of 25 litre each, with DPV of N5.4 million and 178 cartons of imported spaghetti valued at N961,000.

According to him, the Katsina command also impounded dates worth N2.2 million, bags of soybeans worth N315,000, maize with the value of N715,000, and foreign fertilizer, valued at N154,350.

“Meanwhile, we also intercepted four motorcycles worth N240,000, bags of animal feed worth N2feed0 and also 14 jerrycans of petroleum products with a DPV of N61,600,” he added.


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