By Okezie Nnadi
The CGC Strike Force Team A, ably led by Mohammed Sani Yusuf has shown that it does not only bark but bites. The team has despite the recent change in leadership continued the onslaught on smugglers and others engaged in illicit trade.
Descending on these perpetrators of unlawful trade, the Yusuf led strike force made good it’s threat with a gigantic seizure of items with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of Three Hundred and Seventy-three Million, Six Hundred and Twenty-nine Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira (373,629,700). While also making giant strides with a collection of Six Hundred and Fourt-eight Million, Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty-six Naira only (648,300,986.00) as revenue through demand notices (DN).
A breakdown of the Commodities seized are as follows: Three 20ft containers of Timber valued at N177,725,200.
1000 bags of Rice, 3,143 pieces of used Tyres, 320 bales of used Shoes, 44 sacks of Donkey Skin and 137.3Kg of Indian hemp.
Taking Journalists round the seizure, Yusuf explained that this success has come through a dint of hard work, shared intelligence between Sister Agencies and cooperation between Customs Units.
He declared that his men are relentless and uncompromising to root- out the illicit activities of the smugglers.
Warning that ” we are ready to run Smugglers out of town with the full support and encouragement of our CGC Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali.”
He called on well meaning and genuine traders and importers to always acquaint themselves with and be guided by the policies of the Federal Government and be abreast of the import and export prohibition list.