Seize 3,000 Redstar Highspeed shotgun cartridges worth about N768,000

The Ogun State command of the Nigeria Customs Service, on Saturday, announced the seizure of 3,000 shotgun cartridges at a bush path in the border town of Agosasa.

Ade Dosunmu, the new Area Controller of the Command, who disclosed this at the Customs Sentry in Idiroko, said a team of officers on patrol intercepted an unregistered Honda CRV conveying the 3,000 Redstar Highspeed shotgun cartridges worth about N768,000.

According to Dosunmo, the driver of the CRV escaped into the bush before he could be arrested by the patrol team.

He also revealed that the agency had recently confiscated 23 vehicles, 40 bags of Indian hemp, 1,288 cartons of frozen products, 147 kegs 25lt vegetable oil, 1,040 litres of petrol and 256 bags of imported rice, as well as bales of second-hand clothes, shoes and smugglers’ motorcycles.

Dosunmu noted that the Duty Paid Value of all the seizures made within the past week of his resumption of duty amounted to about N21.79m.

He also put the Duty Paid Value of the 23 vehicles seized by his men in the past one week at N14. 84m

?Let me assure you that this is the tip of the iceberg of what my administration is driven towards, for professionalism, high productivity and zero tolerance for smuggling. I assure you that the officers and men of the command who are highly motivated and mobilised are out to meet the revenue target given to the command, as all local institutions in the command are strengthened to achieve this through aggressive anti-smuggling efforts,? he said.

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