One other try by petroleum merchandise smugglers to illegally ferry out 75, 000 of Premium Motor Spirit by means of Seme was bursted by the Seme Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday.
The seizure is coming inside three weeks when the Command intercepted 119,000 litres of comparable merchandise that have been being taken to Benin Republic
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Hussein Abdulahi, put the stated the worth of the pms product at N19.8million.
Abdulahi stated, “In continuation of our efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum merchandise inside nooks and crannies of the Command, officers and males of the Seme Space Command on a routine patrol alongside the bushes inside Seme and Badagry intercepted one other massive amount of petroleum merchandise packaged in sacks and Jerry cans. The arrest was made within the early hours of Thursday, twenty second September, 2022.”
“The seized petroleum merchandise have been estimated to be round 2500 Jerry cans of 30 litres every, equal to 75,000 litres. The Obligation Paid Worth (DPV) is N19.8million.”
He added that the Customs Space Controller, Comptroller Bello Jibo, warned petroleum smugglers to watch out for the Seme route because the command will proceed inflicting heavy losses on them.
“The CAC warned the perpetrators of those unlawful actions to remain off Seme Border routes or proceed to rely heavy losses as his males have been decided to Frustrate them out of the world.”