NCS Ogun 1 Area Command Intercepts 365.55 Metric Tons of Foreign Parboiled Rice in 36 Days

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The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command headed by the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Dera Nnadi in a Media Briefing held at the Command, has revealed it’s scorecard from 18th October to 24th November, 2021.

Addressing NewsMen, Nnadi revealed that, in the area of anti-smuggling operation, the command recorded some spectacular seizures of Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Eleven (7311) bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice. This he says is an equivalence of 12 trailer loads of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each translating to 365, 550 kg or 365.55 metric tons of foreign parboiled rice.

“The above emphasis is deliberate to show that this quantity of rice, if allowed into the Nigerian market will affect the federal government rice policy negatively. Recall that a rice cooperative farm in Ogun State (specifically at Imeko Afon) with the active support of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Federal Government and World Bank just last week harvested 2600 metric tons of paddy rice.

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This is a major win for the Command as we celebrate these farmers who are testimonies and justification of the Service anti-smuggling effort in support of local rice productions in the country” the CAC stated.

He also revealed other seizures recorded during the same period as:
• VEGETABLE OIL: 12 KEGS OF 25 LITERS SIZE THAT IS 300 LITRES
• USED VEHICLE (MEANS OF CONVEYANCE): 20 UNITS
• USED MOTORCYCLE (MEANS OF CONVEYANCE): 2 UNITS
• USED CLOTHINGS: 4 BALES OF 25KG EACH & SACKS
• USED SHOES: 26 SACKS
• CANNABIS SATIVA: 124 SACKS [BOOKSIZE] & 165 WRAPS (COCONUT
SIZE) WEIGHING 637 KG
• USED TYRES: 2 BUNDLES & 4 PIECES WITH RIMS
• PMS: 831 KEGS OF 25 LITRES EACH [20,775 LITRES IN ALL]
• FROZEN POULTRY PRODUCTS: 810 CARTONS
• USED TOYS: 4 SACKS

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The cumulative duty paid value (DPV) for all the above seizures amounted to One Hundred and Seventy-Two Million, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand, Three Hundred and Eighty-Seven Naira and Zero
Kobo (#172,999,387.00). He said.

Similarly, the Command generated total revenue of #2,437,050.00 during the period under review, which are mainly proceeds of auction sales of seized petroleum products (PMS) and
scrap metals.

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“It should be noted that Federal Government of Nigeria’s directive on border closure is still subsisting, hence, there is no revenue generated from imports activities” the comptroller said.

The new Customs Area Controller expressed gratitude to the CGC, Col Ibrahim Hammed Ali, (rtd) and his Management Team for the opportunity to serve as the Customs Area Controller of Ogun 1 Area Command and also the deployment of ten new operational Vehicles to the Command.

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