The Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized a 40ft container with various goods valued N12.03 billion due to false declaration.
The outgoing Controller of the Command, Comptroller Lami Wushishi, made this known on Thursday in Lagos, South west Nigeria while handing over the seized goods to her successor, Comptroller Nike Oladunni.
According to her, the command detained a 40ft container with Registration No. SEGU532813-6, and that the container has a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N707.9 million.
She said the container was seized after examination and detained, and that the consignment originated from the Bahamas.
“The consignment originated from Bahama and investigation is still ongoing because no suspect was arrested in connection to the seizure.
“Items found in the container were: 23 cartons of military boots totaling 460 pairs; 11 cartons of welding cable, jumbo cartons of safety eyeglasses, 120 cartons of baby beds, 33 packages of aluminum welding rods, among others
“The container was intercepted by vigilant officers during the 100 per cent examination in line with the Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s directive on Ease of Doing Business,” Wushishi said.
She said the command generated the sum of N5. 897 billion in the last eight months in spite of various challenges encountered.
Wushishi assured port users of the command’s commitment to ensuring the implementation of the fiscal policy of the Federal Government and willingness to continue to collaborate with other sister agencies.
She, however, urged importers and stakeholders operating within the command’s terminals to comply with all extant laws by making honest declarations in order to enjoy seamless clearance of cargo.