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Nigeria customs confiscates smuggled vehicles valued at N1.3 billion

Nigeria customs confiscates smuggled vehicles valued at N1.3 billion

- The Nigeria Customs Service has confiscated 64 vehicles valued at over N1.3 billion in Lagos state

- The federal operations unit one A said there are three bulletproof sport utility vehicles among them

- Comptroller Mohammed Uba of the zone said nobody has come to claim ownership of the vehicles

The Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday, December 6, said it has confiscated 64 vehicles valued at over N1.3 billion during a raid at Omole Estate and Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos state.

The customs said there are three bulletproof sport utility vehicles among the vehicles seized based on lack of end users certificate.

Premium Times reports that Comptroller Mohammed Uba federal operations unit zone A said nobody has come to claim ownership of the vehicles two weeks after the seizure.

The confiscated vehicles by the Nigeria Customs Service

Nigeria customs confiscates smuggled vehicles valued at N1.3 billion. Photo credit: Premium Times

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According to him, ''On assumption of office, I promised that on a monthly basis, I will bring to your notice of our activities.

''We have intercepted 64 vehicles, among which 59 are brand new. To prove to you that they were smuggled, the owners are at large.''

''The remaining seven were intercepted while on information patrol along Ijebu Ode expressway and Olorunda.

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“Our legal unit has already been mandated to investigate it and as soon as we get any head way about the owners or their agents, we will let the public know.

''Reason is that, it will undergo further processing here and that will give our fellow Nigerians employment opportunity.''

The customs comptroller said the new seizures were made through another intelligence report.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the NCS of federal operations unit, zone B, said it had seized no fewer than 3,309 bags of foreign rice from smugglers in November 2017.

Its comptroller Alhaji Usman Dakingari disclosed this on Friday, December 1, in Katsina while briefing newsmen on the activities of the unit.

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