The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ (FOUC) of the Nigeria Customs Service seized fake and contraband products worth over N120 million in July and August 2021.
Zone ‘C ‘Comptroller, Yusuf Lawal, who announced this Monday listed the goods to include 130 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice valued at N5.5m and 2,181 cartons of foreign cosmetic products without registration number from the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) valued at N76.3m intercepted along Okada/Benin expressway.
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According to him, the cosmetic products included 457 cartons of Simple Sensitive Skin Expert; 790 cartons of Facial Wash, 232 cartons of Carotone Cream, 574 cartons of various brands of cosmetics and 128 cartons of Revlon Almay Goddess Gloss.
He listed other seized items to include 440 cartons of Artesunate injection without NAFDAC number worth N8,580,000 that was intercepted along Okada-Benin expressway, 449 cartons of fan pop sweets worth N7.5m intercepted along Lagos-Benin expressway and 161 jumbo bales of used clothing valued at N22.5m that were intercepted along Enugu-Port-Harcourt expressway.
He thanked sister agencies for their support to the service and pledged to continuously checkmate the activities of smugglers so as to reduce smuggling in the zone to its barest minimum.