Customs FOU Zone B Seizes 882 Bags Of  Rice, 124 Cartons Of Unregistered Pharmaceutical  Products, Others Worth Over N230m

Customs FOU Zone B Seizes 882 Bags Of Rice, 124 Cartons Of Unregistered Pharmaceutical Products, Others Worth Over N230m

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By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON

In continuation of the sustained effort by the Federal Operations Unit Zone B Kaduna, the Unit has recorded 105 seizures worth N236,834,525.53 from April  26  to June 29,  2022 at various locations within the Zone.

Comptroller Albashir Hamisu psc(+) who is in charge of the Unit made this revelation to newsmen during a news briefing at his office today 30 June 22 in Kaduna.

Prominent among the seized items were 882 bags of foreign parboiled rice in 100kg, 50kg, and 25kg size bags, 34 of which were ingeniously concealed in 17  bags of 100kg local beans and 38 in 18 bags of 100kg local maize, 11 units of vehicles and 124 cartons of unregistered pharmaceutical products.

Other items presented during the briefing include 273 gallons of 30litres premium motor spirit (PMS), 177 bales of foreign second-hand clothing, 282 cartons of foreign Spaghetti and Macaroni, 73 pieces of foreign used tyres, 52 bundles of foreign new textiles.

In addition, the Comptroller received commendation from the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria Kaduna State Chapter as an appreciation for the Comptroller’s show of sportsmanship.

Comptroller AB Hamisu attributed the success of the unit to the improved capacity as a result of logistics and support received from Customs headquarters, inter-agency collaboration and sharing of intelligence among sister agencies as well as information received from some patriotic Nigerians.

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