Photo : FOU Controller Dalha Audu Chedi addressing press
The Federal Operations Unit Zone B of the Nigerian Customs successfully intercepted an Ala container truck with 37 Bales and Four (4) Rolls of Nigeria Police Camouflage Uniforms along the Lokoja-Abuja Highway.
The Zone also reported the arrest of four suspects in connection with the seized items on the 15th of December, 2023, at about 1400hrs.
The Comptroller of the Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘B’ Kaduna Dalha Audu Chadi, at a news briefing on Thursday, stated that his operatives acted based on credible intelligence, leading to the arrest of the vehicle conveying the items.
“Considering the nature of the items and their potential for nefarious activities by unscrupulous elements, the seized police camouflage uniforms, the 4 suspects, together with the means of conveyance, were all handed over to the State Director, Department of State Security (DSS) Kaduna State Command on Wednesday, 27 December 2023, for further investigation and possible prosecution,’ he said.
He added that the items including the suspects were handed over to the DSS in the spirit of inter-agency collaboration and having obtained necessary approval from the Comptroller-General of Customs.
He further explained that the 71 seizures made by Zone B were in different parts of the Zone with a Duty Paid Value of ₦406,924,091.34 only from November 28 to 31st December 2023.
During this period, the vigilance of the operatives led to the interception and seizure of 877 Jerry-cans (25 litres each) of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS), 195 bags of foreign parboiled rice (50kg each).
Other seizures during the period include 240 bales of Foreign Second Hand Clothing, 10 Jerry-cans of Foreign Refined Vegetable Oil (25 litres each), 415 Cartons of Foreign Spaghetti, Macaroni, and Couscous, 349 Cartons of Foreign New Shoes (Unisex), 500mg of 3,400 Sachets of Foreign Amoxicillin, and 35 Cartons of Foreign Flame Lighters, among others.