The Comptroller-general, Strike Force Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) reportedly said that it has intercepted unregistered and fake drugs imported into the country at Lagos Seaport.
The unit reportedly impounded supermarket goods, smuggled foreign parboiled rice among others smuggled items including 575 bales of secondhand clothing, 1,144 cartons of supermarket goods, 664 cartons of drugs without NAFDAC number, 530 cartons of footwears, and 1,600 bags of foreign parboiled rice.
Shuaibu reportedly said that sequel to conscientious documentary checks, the ICT component of the team recovered the sum of N426.4 million from demand notices (DN) raised within April till yesterday. The money recovered from demand notices could have been lost to unscrupulous importers.
Shuaibu reportedly said that the seizures are products of credible intelligence and meticulous documentary checks, adding that the government’s rationale for prohibiting the importation and exportation of some of these goods is to safeguard the nation’s socio-economic and health wellbeing.
Shuaibu reportedly said that the rate of unlawful importation of textile materials in the country is alarming as it is gradually affecting the textile industries and reducing jobs meant for the youth in the country.
The agency is committed to safeguarding the lives of the citizenry as the team has pledged their unalloyed commitment to see to the end of counterfeiting in the country.