Kirikiri Customs hands over impounded container to DSS

Comptroller Lami Wushishi, Customs Area Controller, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa, Lagos

Nigeria Customs Service, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command, has handed over a 40ft container load of plain Army camouflage uniforms it impounded to the Department of State Service (DSS).
Handing over the seizure, on Tuesday 22nd August, alongside two suspects at the Port Express Terminal, Comptroller Lami Wushishi, Customs Area Controller, said the container was imported into the country by a company based in Kano, dealing in logistics. She subsequently warned recalcitrant elements of their nefarious activities, assuring that the long arm of the law would spare nobody.
“The consignment which originated from China and arrived Nigeria on July 14, was falsely declared as 200 packages of thread take-up can and 150 packages of polyester materials”, she indicated, stressing that her Command, as part of the bid to suppress smuggling of contraband and prohibited products under any guise, detaines the 40ft container with No ECMU9239436.
“The consignment contained 732 rolls of plain Army uniform, 666 rolls of camouflage, and 129 rolls of polyester material and another five bags of polyester.
“The container was intercepted by vigilant officers during the 100 per cent examination in line with the Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s directive on Ease of Doing Business,” Wushishi said.
She said that the command also arrested a representative of the importer and an agent as suspect.
Wushishi handed over the container and the two suspects to the DSS for further investigation as enshrined in Customs and Excise Management Act. Cap C 45, LFN 2004, Section 67 (2).
She assured port users of the command’s continuous effort in ensuring the implementation of Fiscal Policy of the Federal Government and continued collaboration with other sister agencies.
The Command, according to Lami has been generating over a billion Naira monthly, since she assumed duty, a feat that has enabled her surpassed the revenue target given to the command.

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