NCS operation whirlwind seizes N55.7m pms from smugglers in Kebbi - DE-REPORTORIAL


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Friday, July 5, 2024

NCS operation whirlwind seizes N55.7m pms from smugglers in Kebbi


By Samaila Bayo, Birnin Kebbi 

The operation whirlwind of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized 79,700 litres of pms with duty paid value of N55, 729,500 from suspected smugglers in Kebbi State.

While briefing journalists at the NCS Command in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, the national coordinator of the operation for Zone B, Comptroller Hussain Kehinde Ejibunu said 661kegs containing 79,500 litres and 15 drums containing 200 litres of pms were intercepted from smugglers by his men at Maje, Ambursa and Bagudo waterside areas of the state.

He added that they were able to intercept the kegs of pms from smugglers based on intelligence the operation gathered from the sister security agencies, NMDPRA and NNPC on the activities of the smugglers across Kebbi and Sokoto axis.

He said "We move daily to every locations in the country to ensure compliance with the regulatory authority's rules on trucking, discharging and dispensing of pms products".

He added that the operation has distruputed and dismantled the network of cartels of premium Motor Spirit across the national borders.

In another development, Kebbi State NCS Command's comptroller, Iheanacho Ernest Ojike said his men has seized 11, 650 litres of pms, 40 cartoons of foreign spaghetti,50 bales of secondhand clothngs, 28 cartoons of Diclofenac tablets and 10 jerrycans of vegetable oils with duty paid value of N14,792,429.  He said the seized pms valued at N8,178,183 would be auctioned to the public.

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