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Customs seizes 206,000 cutlasses, others at Lagos port

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 Customs seizes 206 000 cutlasses others at Lagos port
Types Of Machetes

The Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, Tincan Island Port, TCIP has seized eight 20 foot containers comprising 206 thousand pieces of brand new machetes; Sodium bromated and baking powder; Indian hemp; vehicles; among others.

Also, the port collected N135. 4 billion revenue between January and March 2022, indicating a 20.18 percent or N22.7 billion, Year-on-Year, YoY, increase from N112.7 billion.

Customs Area Controller, CAC, Tincan Island Command, Comptroller Adekunle Oloyede, revealed these in the First Quarter Revenue and Performance Report, adding that the containers came in from Ghana and lacked end-users certificate.

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Oloyede said the seizures made included: 145kg of Colorado (Indian hemp) Concealed in two units of Ridgeline trucks and two units of Toyota corolla vehicles, 206 thousand pieces of machetes, 640 bales of used clothes, 236,500 pieces of used shoes, 62,509 pieces of new lady’s shoes, 1,670,400 pieces of Chloroquine injections (5mg/5ml), 1,814,400 pieces Novalgen injection (500mg/5m)), 48,850 rolls of cigarettes and 23,800 tons of sodium bromate and baking powder.

He pointed out that the import of these products contravenes Sections 46, 47& 161 of the Customs & Excise Management Act (CEMA) Cap 45 LFN 2004, adding that the Duty Paid Value of these seizures amounted to N1.05 billion.

 

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