Nigerian Customs FOU Zone B Kaduna Intercepts Unregistered Pharmaceutical Products, Other Contraband Valued Above N232m In One Month

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B Kaduna, has made 96 seizures worth N232.53million between March 23 and April 25, 2022.

Presenting a rundown of the Unit’s stewardship, Comptroller Al Bashir Hamisu, in a chat with journalists at his office in Kaduna recently, said the seized items include: 1,314 bags of foreign parboiled rice, a total of 219,000 tablets of Ladinax and Sifdol both unregistered pharmaceuticals, 642 cartons of foreign spaghetti and macaroni, 303 kegs of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) 25Liter size.

A statement signed by the Customs Public Relations Officer (CPRO) MA Magaji, said; “Prominent among the interceptions made were 15 bags of 100kg beans containing foreign parboiled rice ingeniously concealed with the beans, 94 bales of foreign secondhand clothing, 49 pieces of used tyres amongst other general trade goods.”

According to the statement, Comptroller Hamisu appreciates the general public for their cooperation in offering information which has greatly helped the Unit in tackling cases of Smuggling and identification of inconspicuous concealments.

The comptroller also commended the Comptroller General of Customs and his management team for the recently released promotions and promised that his Officers will redouble their efforts to justify the responsibility entrusted to them.

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