The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has destroyed imported frozen poultry products seized by CGC Strike Force.
Deputy Comptroller, B. U. Yahaya stated that the 1,393 cartons of frozen poultry products which were seized on Saturday 9th and 11th of November, 2019, by his team had a Duty Paid Value of N13,372,800.00.
Yahaya revealed that the seizure of the smuggled frozen poultry products was owed to a combination of the Unit’s intelligence and Enforcement capacity.
He said smugglers were getting sophisticated and the customs have devised means that are more sophisticated in order to counter them and renewed effort to give smugglers a run for their money.
The Deputy Comptroller said it was very obvious that with the border closure, creeks would be their next options, but the officers are keeping vigil as the command will continue the onslaught until the smugglers' retreat.
He added that the availability of operations tools and personnel motivation instils prompt response in the men whenever any alert was raised.
He said that the frozen poultry products totalling 1,393 cartons were being smuggled and conveyed in ten (10) vehicles.
Furthermore, he stated that the Nigeria Customs Service maintains that the importation of frozen poultry products remained prohibited and that destruction of the products was in compliance with the Federal Government’s policy on imported poultry products.