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FOU Zone “A” Nets N5.9 billion in 2017…179 Arrested for Smuggling

FOU Zone “A” Nets N5.9 billion in 2017…179 Arrested for Smuggling

Breaking News, Business, Port News
The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone "A" Ikeja of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, made the highest revenue ever in its anti-smuggling operations by generating N5.9 billion in 2017, despite the harsh economic environment. This figure included the sum of N1.9 billion from duty payments and demand notices on general goods at seaports, airports and bordet stations in the South West of Nigeria. Most importers and customs agents often try to short- change the Federal Government through wrong classification of goods, transfer of value and other deliberate schemes to evade duty payment. During the year under review, the unit made a total of 1046 seizures and 179 suspects arrested for smuggling parboiled rice, frozen poultry products, vegetable oil, Indian hemp, arms and fake pharmace...
Customs Burst Another Car Smuggling Syndicate, Seize 64 Bulletproof SUVs

Customs Burst Another Car Smuggling Syndicate, Seize 64 Bulletproof SUVs

Breaking News
Anti-smuggling operations of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), Ikeja, Lagos, rose to a crescendo in the month of November when the unit intercepted contraband goods worth N2.5billion. The smuggled items include 64 assorted vehicles of two bullet-proof Lexus Jeep, one bullet proof Toyota Land Cruiser, nine Toyota Hilux, eight Toyota Hilux buses, 26 Toyota Corolla, nine Land Cruiser Jeep. Others include five Toyota Camry, one Land Rover, one Nissan Sentra, one Pajero Jeep, one Sienna 2015 model and one Lexus RX 350. The seizures, all 2017 models, were intercepted through intelligence and have a combined Duty Paid Value of N1.4 billion. According to the Customs Area Controller, Mohammed U. G, who stated this at a Press Briefing, 57 of the vehic...