Petroleum products worth N19.7 million have been seized by the Seme Border Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service in the bushes in Seme and Badagry. The petroleum products were packaged in sacks and Jerry cans.
In a press statement by the Command Spokesman, Superintendent of Customs Hussaini Abdullahi, the petroleum products were seized in the early hours of Thursday, 22 September 2022.
They were estimated to be around two thousand five hundred (2500) Jerry cans of thirty (30) litres each equivalent to Seventy-Five thousand (75,000) litres. The duty paid value (DPV) was Nineteen million, seven hundred and eighty-five thousand Naira (N19,785,000.00) only.
According to the customs spokesman, the seizure was in continuation of the command’s efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum products within nooks and crannies of the border.
“The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo warned the perpetrators of these illegal activities to stay off Seme Border routes or continue to count heavy losses as his men were determined to Frustrate them out of the area.
“Recall that, three weeks ago the Command made a similar arrest of over one hundred and nineteen thousand (119,000) litres of the same petroleum products” Abdullahi stated