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.