Nigerian Customs Service, Oyo/Osun Area Command on Tuesday in Ibadan said it generated over N5.8 billion between March and July this year.
The Controller of the command, Mr. Mohammed Bawa made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan yesterday.
Mr. Bawa further declared that the anti-smuggling outfit also hinted that about “91 detentions are being investigated” by the command while eight suspected smugglers were arrested and detained.
The Controller added that due to a renewed and improved strategy that the command put in place, which automatically checkmated smuggling activities, about N102,587,134 was realised from vehicle import duty during the period.
He said,‎”The command has generated the sum of N5,898,773,058 between March and July, 2015. Vehicle owners are now coming to pay duty to make peace with the government to the extent that this source is becoming a noticeable duty platform.
“‎We have a total of 91 detentions investigated and 92 seizures with eight suspects taken into custody already within the period under review.
The Duty Paid Value of the seizures is N218,549,552.
Bawa further stated that since the establishment of a special squad named Hawk Descend on July 7, 2015, foreign poultry products import had been put under check.
“The latest in the series of such seizures is 120 cartons of imported poultry products that was destroyed Tuesday evening in the presence of appropriate stakeholders. Beyond all these however, the command has created a modern creche for nursing mothers in the command to increase their confidence in the safety of their babies so that they can put in their best at work,” he said.
‎The command went further to its barrack at Ijokodo, Ibadan where some poultry products running into thousands of naira was destroyed.

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