The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kano/Jigawa Command has seized 707 bags of smuggled rice and other items worth N41.3 million between July and September.
The command’s comptroller, Suleiman Umar, disclosed this on Thursday in Kano at a news conference on the achievements recorded by the command.
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He said customs also seized 155 bales of second-hand clothes, 130 cartons of spaghetti, 16 jerry cans of vegetable oil, 231 cartons of milk, eight cartons of macaroni, 30 packs of mosquito coils, 10 cartons of dry cell batteries and six cartons of snuff made in Ghana.
“Let me state clearly that the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA), empowers us to search premises for smuggled goods.
“CEMA also empowers us to patrol freely and to make an arrest where applicable in order to enforce government’s fiscal policies,’’ he said.
The comptroller added that the command collected N16.9 billion revenue between January and August 2021. (NAN)