NOVEMBER 7TH, 2008 ADHERING TO IMPORT/EXPORT PROHIBITION LIST
The trading community has again been called upon to be conversant with the Import and Export prohibition list. The call was made by the Comptroller Federal Operations Unit Zone C Owerri; Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed while showing another set of assorted contraband items intercepted and seized by his officers and men in Benin City
He said “We keep telling them about the need to trade only on goods that the law permits, they won’t listen, hence they keep loosing”. The goods intercepted and seized include:
- One truck carrying 267 cartons of frozen turkey
- 410 cartons of apple
- One trailer carrying 188 bales of assorted foreign textile materials
- 30 pieces of travelling bags
The leader of the Patrol team, Chief Superintendent of Customs Ayodeji Akintola declared “We are in a battle with smugglers,they are loosing daily”.
He expressed the determination of his team to flush smugglers out of business.
Three persons were arrested in connection with the seizures and investigation continues.