The Federal Operations
Unit Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service has recovered about six hundred and
eleven million, six hundred and seventy six thousand, nine hundred and
thirty eight naira within the months of October and November 2016. Parboiled rice (13,678 bags), Frozen
poultry products (12,007 cartons) and vegetable oil (668 jerry cans)
were the top items on the seizure list and over 200 other items
comprising of vehicles, and various merchandise.
The Controller of the Federal
Operations Unit, Zone A, Comptroller Haruna Mamudu in Ikeja said since he assumed
office in October 2016, he had reviewed and reflected operational
modalities towards sustaining the statutory mandate of anti-smuggling
operations so as to keep the flag flying.
He also advised economic saboteurs to desist from carrying out illegitimate
businesses or attempt nefarious acts this yuletide season saying that
Customs tactical strategies of blocking revenue leakages and
anti-smuggling activities will make them count their lose. The Comptroller revealed that intensified operations at various bonded
terminals and warehouses to ensure compliance to extant laws have
yielded results as 6 warehouses in Lagos have been sealed since he
assumed office this year.