The officers and men of Ogun I Area Command under the leadership of Comptroller Agbara Michael have intercepted nine vehicles fully loaded with frozen poultry products suspected to have been smuggled into Nigeria by daredevil smugglers.
The said items were apprehended at Itaege, Idiroko axis of Ogun I Area Command and brought to Sentry (in Idiroko) for proper documentation and destruction in tandem with the extant laws and guidelines.
The exercise was successfully executed at the instance of the Customs Area Controller and relevant sister agencies as a pointer to one of the cardinal responsibilities of Customs to protect the society against the illicit actions of smugglers.
“This is indeed a demonstration of the gigantic contributions of NCS Ogun I Command towards making the theme of 2020 International Customs Day chosen by World Customs Organization (Customs fostering sustainability for people, prosperity and the planet) a reality.
“To this end, the CAC appealed to the general public to embrace legitimate means of livelihood and to avoid smuggling of such hazardous items that are practically inimical to attaining the vision of having a healthy and economically viable society,” Abdullahi Maiwada, the Command spokesperson said.