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Ogun Customs intercepted N5bn goods in 2022

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun Area One Command, said it intercepted smuggled items worth over N5 billion and generated a revenue of N97,887,777.50 in…

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun Area One Command, said it intercepted smuggled items worth over N5 billion and generated a revenue of N97,887,777.50 in 2022.

The Area Controller, Bamidele Makinde, disclosed this on Thursday while presenting the command’s 2022 report to pressmen at his Idiroko office in Ipokia LGA.

He said the command also realised N97,887,777.50 from auction sales of petroleum products and baggage assessment of items brought in from neighbouring countries.

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He noted that the revenue generated in 2022 represented almost 300 per cent increase in the year 2021, which was N36,655,401.50.

Speaking on the seizures made within the 12-month period, Makinde informed that 957 seizures were made, including 45,773 bags of foreign rice – equivalent to 76 trailer loads – and 130 units of vehicles.