Africa (Nigeria): In continuous surveillance and offensive patrol along the creeks and beaches, officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Area Command have intercepted three thousand, nine hundred and ninety-eight (3,998) Jerry Cans of Premium motor spirits (PMS) in thirty (30) litres each, equivalent to one hundred and nineteen thousand, nine hundred and forty (119,940) litres, about four(4) tanker loads of thirty-three thousand (33,000) litres each.
The seizure of the petroleum product, which was made possible through a tip-off of intelligence in the command received in the late hours of Monday 15 August 2022, has a Duty Paid Value of twenty-eight million, nine hundred and twenty-four thousand, three hundred and ninety-seven Naira (N28,924,397.00).
While showcasing the seizure, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo, reiterated the commitment of his officers to continue making smuggling unattractive while noting that the economic saboteurs will be frustrated until smuggling is suppressed to the barest minimum.
The Area Controller urged Nigerians not to hesitate in providing useful information that could help curtail the illegal activities of unscrupulous traders. He applauded his officers for the high level of discipline, patriotism and professionalism exhibited in the discharge of their duty.
The CAC acknowledged the support and cooperation of their host communities and security agencies while also expressing gratitude to the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and the management team for motivating officers by providing necessary tools for improved performance.