The Nigeria Customs Service has pledged its full support to those who legally transact business through the state boarder to other countries.
The command says it’s open to those who are interested in transporting non-contraband goods within the state border to neighboring countries.
The controller of the Nigeria Customs Service 1, Comptroller Bamidele pledges the support during a briefing at the Idi-Iroko office, as he send a note of warnings to youths who join hands with smugglers to attack Customs officers on duty to desist or be ready to face the consequences.
According to him, officers under his command are trained to discharge their duties with professionalism and ultimate discipline.
Bamidele during the briefing says the command through its dedicated operation has been able to seize 11, 358 bags of foreign parboiled rice, including other contrabands between July and September 2022.
The seizure also include 1,550 units of disused tyres, as well as 180 bales of secondhand clothing evacuated by the commands intelligence anti-smuggling operatives from a warehouse situated along the Lagos – Ibadan expressway in Ogun state corridor.
He list the duty paid value of the goods seized as three hundred and forty one million, one hundred and sixteen thousand, two hundred and ninety naira (N341,116,290.00).
The comptroller attributed the success recorded during this period to a successful stakeholder’s engagement and spirit of patriotism deployed by Ogun customs service personnel in the discharge of their duties for the economic development and security of their fatherland.