Posted by News Express | 6 September 2015 | 2,788 times
The Nigeria Customs Service has seized frozen poultry products worth N14, 611,500.00. Customs Deputy Public Relations Officer Joseph Attah said in Abuja that the breakthrough was made in the sixth and seventh weeks of zero tolerance on importation of frozen poultry products tagged “Operation Hawk Descend”.
He disclosed that the seizures consist of 3,247 cartons of the banned products impounded at
different locations along the south-western borders of Nigeria. “This includes Badagry, Agbara Creeks and Villages. Others locations include Seme, Gbaji and Owode Creeks in Lagos and Idiroko axis,” Attah said in a statement in Abuja.
He gave the breakdown of the seizures as follows:
OGUN: 1,120 cartons; Value: N5, 040,000.00
SEME: 146 cartons; Value: N657, 000.00
FOU A: 1,981cartons; Value: N8, 914,500.00
“While commending the steadfastness of the operatives in this operation, the management of the service assures the general public of its determination to continue the onslaught against the smugglers of the banned products,” the statement said.
It advised traders and consumers of the banned frozen poultry products “to patronise local farmers as this will create job opportunities for our youths, boost our economy and save Nigerians from diseases associated with consumption of dangerous chemicals used in preserving the banned poultry products.”
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