Customs in Benin City destroy frozen poultry products worth hundreds of millions

Poultry products estimated at over N147 million, smuggled into the country have been impounded and destroyed on Thursday by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Benin city, Edo State.

The products were destroyed by Federal Operations Unit, Zone C of the Customs, and included 16,422 cartons of imported frozen products.

The Officer-in-Charge of the Benin Axis of NCS, Federal Operations Unit, Mr. Usman-Shehu Dahiru, confirmed the development and said the poultry products have a Duty of N29.56 million and pre-Duty Paid Value of N177.36 million.

“The items were carried inside a container with number GEXU 1329084 and conveyed in a Mack truck with registration number BDG 654 XL.

“The items were seized by officers and men of NCS on Wednesday at Ovia River, along  Benin-Ekiadolor Express way at about 8 pm.

“The items were destroyed at Customs House destruction site in compliance with Federal Government’s policy on importation of fake products’’, he declared.


1 Comment

  1. Is there any boarder in Benin ?
    The customs collected bribe to allow the goods into the country
    The same customs went to Benin, which is not part of Nigeria’s boarder to seize and destroy the goods
    Shame to the customs services

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