Customs Seize N101m Contraband In Sokoto


Credit: NAN
Credit: NAN

The Sokoto area command of the Nigeria Customs Service ( NCS) on Monday said it seized contraband worth nearly N101 million from January to date.

Saka Yunusa, the Deputy Comptroller-General (DCG) in charge of Enforcement, Investigations and Inspection, said this in Sokoto while addressing newsmen shortly after inspecting the seized goods.

He listed the items to include hard drugs, rice, cooking oil and clothing materials, among others.

Yunusa said that the seizures were recorded in the three states under the command – Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

He also stated that the area command had secured 10 convictions during the same period under review.

“There are also seven suspects in custody in the command, who are undergoing various stages of prosecution,” he said.

He commended the officers for their commitment and dedication to duty, adding that they would be duly rewarded.

“Though our borders are porous, the management of the service is committed to stopping the menace.

“The management will continue to motivate the officers and men, to enable them discharge their duties effectively.”

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