According to the Ogun 1 Area Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, N38.5 million was produced in the third quarter of 2022.
Bamidele Makinde, the area comptroller, announced this in a statement on Saturday.
Makinde said that the money came from import taxes as well as from the sale of petroleum items seized during anti-smuggling operations at auction.
According to him, the command documented the seizure of 11, 358 bags of 50kg each of smuggled foreign parboiled rice during the time under consideration, or around 38 trailer loads.
Makinde added that during anti-smuggling operations along the Obada Axis and Ibese/Itori Road in the Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun, respectively, three trucks carrying 530 bags of illegally imported parboiled rice were stopped. In addition, 227 seizures, comprising: 16 units of vehicles used as means of conveyance, two units of used vehicles, 2,706 kegs (67,650 Litres) of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), eight (means of conveyance).
80 kegs of vegetable oil (every 25 liters), 201 bales and 76 sacks of used clothing, 79 sacks of used shoes, 20 wraps of Cannabis sativa (book sizes), 89 bales of textile (wrapper), 17 cartons of imported tomato paste (smuggled), 5 cartons of imported spaghetti pasta (smuggled), and 80 pieces of vegetable oil are among the additional items (4.73b litres each).
Hr said duty Paid Value for the seizures listed above is N341 million.
According to Makinde, the command used intelligence well to accomplish this feat.
He issued a warning that the command was on the hunt for stubborn smugglers through cunning, intense, and suffocating anti-smuggling operations, led by the efficient use of intelligence.