The Federal Operations Unit in Zone A, Nigeria Customs Service says it has intercepted and destroyed poultry products worth N20,678,400.
The Acting Controller of the unit, Usman Yahaya confirmed this in a statement issued by the Unit Public Relations Officer Jerry Attah in Lagos and said the seizures were made in two separate operations within one week.
Yahaya said that his men have sustained round the clock patrols while keeping to safe distance rules in line with Covid19 prevention techniques.
He added that the seizures came in 2,154 cartons laden in seven different vehicle of different capacities.
According to him, “These seizures , which we made within a week is a strong message to smugglers and trans border criminals. They should not be deceived into concluding that we are away from our duty posts.
“As usual, we are on duty and will continue to surprise smugglers with seizures and arrests any time they dare us.
“These seizures were contained in seven vehicles that were quickly abandoned by the drivers who fled on sighting our officers. We had to improvise means of driving the vehicles to our premises because the smugglers ran away with the keys” Yahaya said.
The Controller noted that the highest bulk of the seizure was achieved by a patrol team led by Steven Abah, a Chief Superintendent of Customs whose team brought in 1500 cartons in a swoop.