By Ifeyinwa Obi
LAGOS—The Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, said it intercepted smuggled goods with a Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N122.5 million.
Public Relations Officer of the unit, Uche Ejesieme said that the goods were intercepted in Lagos and Ogun States and its environ.
Ejesieme stated the unit was able to effect 205 different seizures of assorted and prohibited items including foreign parboiled rice, poultry products, vehicles, new and used textile materials, soaps, among others.
According to the PRO, “Some of the seized items include 53 different seizures in different locations and those different seizures translated into 3,003 bags of 50kg parboiled rice, with a Duty Paid Value of N19,501,306.