June 14, 2024

Again, Seme Customs Swoops on Smugglers, Seize 119,940 Litres Of PMS

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By Okezie Nnadi

The continuous surveillance and offensive patrol by the officers and men of the NCS Seme Area Command along the creeks and beaches have yet recorded another huge success.


Conducting Journalists round the Seizure, the Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Bello Jibo said the Command received a tip-off of intelligence late Monday, 15 August, regarding large quantities of Petroleum product (PMS) stockpiled close to a beach along Badagry waterways intended to be smuggled out of the country.

According to the Controller, “Our men stormed the location and the product was successfully evacuated to the Command premises in Seme Border.”

Continuing, Jibo said that the findings revealed that three thousand, nine hundred and ninety-eight *(3,998)* Jerry cans of PMS in thirty (30) litre each, equivalent to one hundred and nineteen thousand, nine hundred and forty *(119, 940)* litres of PMS about four (4) tanker loads of thirty-three thousand *(33000)* litres each were discovered.

The seized PMS he disclosed, has a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of twenty-eight million, nine hundred and twenty-four thousand, three hundred and ninety-seven Naira ( *N28*, *924,397.00* ) *Only*.

Commenting on the giant’s strides achieved by his command while showcasing the seizure, Compt. Mohammed Jibo reiterated the commitment of his officers to continue making smuggling unattractive while noting that the economic saboteurs will be frustrated until smuggling is suppressed to the barest minimum level.

He call on fellow Nigerians to provide useful information that could help to curtail the illegal activities of unscrupulous elements.while applauded his officers for the high level of discipline, patriotism and professionalism exhibited in the discharge of their duty and urged them to keep making the Command and service proud.

Compt. Jibo acknowledged and appreciated the support and cooperation enjoyed from our host communities and security agencies without which the Command couldn’t have achieved this great feat. The Command also express its gratitude to the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali ( Rtd) and the management team for motivating officers by providing necessary tools for improved performance.

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