Customs seize over N200 million worth of contrabands in Bauchi


The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone “D” Bauchi has seized contrabands worth over N200 million have been seized from August to date.

The Public Relations Officer, NCS, FOU, Bauchi, Umar Abdullahi, said this in a statement signed and issued to journalists in the state on Monday, stated that the Federal Operation Unit comprises of Bauchi, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba, Borno, Plateau, Benue, Gombe, and Nasarawa States; with headquarters in Bauchi.

He said that some of the items seized include: 542 bags of 50 kilogrammes of foreign parboiled rice, four sacks containing 165 kilogrammes of pangolin shells, 487 bags of Urea fertilizer and 250 cartons of foreign spaghetti.

Others are 191 bales of second hand clothing, 110 Jerrycans of Petroleum Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol, 70 cartons of foreign soaps, and 32 Jerrycans of 25 liters of Kerosine, 130 Jerry Cans of 20 liters of engine oil and 10 bags of dried donkey skins.

Abdullahi said that no fewer than seven vehicles of different brands used in conveying the prohibited items were also seized by the operatives of the service.

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