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Desist from smuggling or face the law – Custom

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS Kano/Jigawa says it has generated over N14.1billion from January to April 2022.

The Customs Command Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Umar, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Kano saying the command revenue has increase compared to N9.6 billion generated in 2021 representing 44.9 per cent increase.

Mr Mohammed Umar explained the command had seized 1,593 bags of perboiled foreign rice of 50kg, foreign soap, spaghetti and second hand clothes from January to date with Duty Paid Value (DPV) Over N1.9 billion.

Other items include seven cartons of Tramadol Hydrochloride 225mg containing 34,940 sachets and 535 packs of Cikabrin(Tramadol) 20g and 275 wraps of Indian hemp.

He noted that the illicit drugs was handed over to NDLEA for further investigation, calling on smugglers to desist from the act of smuggling or they will face the law, stressing that the consequences of smuggling is dire on our economy.

Mr Mohammad Umar Commended the Personnel of Various Units of the Command such as CIU, Customs Police Units, Federal Operation Unit, Strike Force,Border Drill, and Post Clearance Audit Unit for their Cooperation.

Reporting by Abdullahi, Editing by Marian Benjamin, Omotola Oguneye