*hands over 126 parcels/12 sacks of indian hemp, 2,348 sacks of donkey meat to NDLEA, Police
*items worth over N250m seized in March 2022
By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
In fulfillment of its mandate as enshrined in the Customs and Excise Management Act Cap C45 LFN 2004, the Federal Operations Unit Zone B Kaduna has once again presented to the public a record of its activities in March 2022.
This was contained in a statement signed by the CPRO FOU Zone B, Kaduna, DSC M.A. Magaji.
It said that Comptroller Albasir Hamisu psc(+) in an interaction with the Media in Kaduna today 24 March 2022 revealed that his Unit through its gallant Officers/men and credible information from patriotic members of the public were able to seize 144 smuggled items worth N251,701, 377.33 from various locations of Zone B from 24 February to 23 March 2022.
Worthy of note among item seized were 126 parcels of Cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) along with 12 sacks of same item which was at the event handed over to NDLEA Kaduna State Command, 3700 sachets of Tramadol, 460 sachets of D5 Tablets, 1,100 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice, 18 vehicles, 41 cartons of foreign spaghetti and Macaroni amongst other items.
Of prominent note also was the interception of 2,348 sacks of donkey meat made by the unit and promptly handed over to the Kaduna State police Command with a suspect as directed by the CGC for further legal action and prosecution.
The Comptroller further appreciated the media and members of the public within Zone B for cooperating with Nigeria Customs Service for their Cooperations and called on smugglers to desist from smuggling and embrace legitimate trade for betterment and growth of the Nigerian Economy.