A total of 13 assorted vehicles were also seized with a DPV N23,337,139
While appealing for continued support from members of the public, Udo-Aka noted with concern that it is worrisome that some unpatriotic Nigerians still remained unrepentant despite the stern warning against smuggling and even as they continue to lose.
He said: “It is disheartening that some members of the public especially the elders do come to plead for the release of seized smuggled goods.
“The service will not tolerate smuggling either from the public or from the officers who might want to connive with the smugglers.
“I also want to inform the public that anybody whose goods have been arrested by the Customs should come forth with the genuine documents and claim ownership within thirty days after which goods are liable for seizure.”
It was reported earlier that the crack team of the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ has discovered a new strategy been adopted by rice smugglers to beat law enforcement agents in the country.