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Customs seizes N28 million frozen poultry

By News Express on 04/08/2015

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Nigeria Customs Service has made seizures worth N28,660,717 in the third week of its fight against  smuggling of frozen poultry products tagged Operation Hawk Descend.

The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Service, Joseph Attah said yesterday in a statement signed on behalf of the Comptroller-General of Customs that "the seizures which consist of 5,915 cartons of frozen poultry product, mostly conveyed in commercial vehicles were confiscated by Customs officers around the south western area of the country which consist of Badagry Creeks, Seme axis and Idiroko axis of Ogun State."

He gave the breakdown of the seizures as follows: Ogun Command, 2,800 cartons; FOU A, 2,561carons; Western Marine, 455 cartons; Seme Command, 99 cartons

According to Attah, “While commending the efforts of the operatives, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi, stressed the need for the smugglers to desist from such act that have negative consequences on the economy of the nation. He further stated the Service commitment in bringing the activity of the smugglers to its barest minimum.

“The CGC called on the Poultry Association of Nigeria to give useful information and other forms of assistance that will further help the operatives to achieve the goal of completely crippling poultry smuggling into Nigeria.”

•Photo shows Inde Abdullahi.

Source News Express

Posted 04/08/2015 03:37:23 AM

 

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