The Nigeria Customs Seme Area Command has again, impounded Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) estimated to be two thousand five hundred (2500) Jerry cans of thirty (30) litres each equivalent to Seventy-Five thousand (75,000) litres, with a duty paid value (DPV) of Nineteen million, seven hundred and eighty-five thousand, naira *(N19,785,000.00)* only.
According to a Press Release signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SC Hussain Abdullahi, the interception was made in the early hours of Thursday, the 22nd of September 2022.
“In continuation of our efforts to suppress the smuggling of the petroleum products within nooks and crannies of the Command, officers and men of the Seme Area Command on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and Jerry cans. The arrest was made in the early hours of today Thursday, 22 September 2022.” Hussain Abdullahi stated.
Subsequently, the Customs Area Controller of the Command, Comptroller Bello Mohammed Jibo warned all perpetrators of illegal activities to stay off Seme Border routes or continue to count heavy losses as his men are determined to frustrate them out of the area.
Three weeks ago the Command made a similar arrest of over one hundred and nineteen thousand (119,000) litres of the same petroleum products.