The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Seme Command generated N575.6 million, about 85 percent of its monthly target, in July, a statement released by the Service on Wednesday said.
The anti-smuggling operations unit of the command also made 91 seizures with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N130.8 million during the period. The seizures include alcoholic mixtures and over 2,000 cartons of gin concealed in a truck with a Duty Paid Value of over N13 million.
Mohammed Aliyu, the comptroller of the Command said the stride was achieved by the officials’ commitment to secure the border against illicit trade considered harmful to the health and well-being of the citizens, without constituting barrier to the Executive Order on the Ease of Doing Business.
He assured that the technical simulation of the Joint Border Post by the ECOWAS Commission would serve as an instrument to simplify Customs procedures, while increasing cooperation, collaboration, coordination and harmonious working relationships at the border posts.