FOU ZONE A Seals Multiple Revenue Loopholes Smashes Syndicates
By Ebenezer William
More than 7.1 Billion Naira worth of goods have been seized by officers and men of the Federal Operating Unit (FOU) Zone A in the last six months.
This information was made known by the acting Comptroller of the unit Hussein Ejibunu, during a briefing in Lagos.
In his address, Ejibunu stressed that about 103 suspects have been arrested for contravening different customs anti-smuggling rules.
Items seized include over 40,000 foreign parboiled 50 kg bags of rice conveyed at different times by a total of 77 trailers, 277,65,830and litres of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol)3933 bales of used clothes, 233
cartons of( 225 kg) Tramadol, 65 units of used vehicles, 14,708 pieces of used clothing, 119 units of used motorcycles and 3,659 kilogram of Indian hemp.
Comptroller Ejibunu also said that a total of 577. 8 million Naira was recovered as revenue underpayments by defaulters. These he said was made possible by the alert and professionally sound men and officers of the Unit, the cooperation of sister government agencies, and timely information from patriotic citizens.
The controller noted that though the land borders have been opened it is not a mandate for anyone to use them for Illegal businesses.
It would be recalled that the FOU Zone A has been at the front burner in the fight against smuggling and all forms of economic sabotage.