Nigerian Custom Made N11.4 Billion from 117.8 Billions Goal Set For 2018
Men of Nigerian Custom, Rivers State command has revealed that within the early quarters of 2018 has made N11.4 billion from 117.8 billions goal set for it by the Federal Government.
They noted that the attention of the command was to surpass the set target.
The Customs Area Controller Port Harcourt Area II, Comptroller Abubakar Bashir, while speaking with newsmen in the control’s office in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of the state said the control had kept inter-agency cooperation with other relevant agencies.
Bashir noted that the pharmaceuticals were imported into the nation from China and India, they had been announced to be the pressure reducing medication whereas the materials were Tramadol and other regulated medicines.
He said, “From January to date the command has seized 940′ containers carrying 8,245 cartons of fake pharmaceuticals consisting of 250mg of Tramadol and Tramaking and other antimalarial and analgestic drugs falsely declared as a pressure reducing and PVC values.
“The total duty paid of the seizure of pharmaceuticals amounts to N395,125,912.00. We are particularly delighted by this seizure because we re-organized the harmful effect they have especially on our youths and the current national challenge of substance abuse.
“This command has been faithful in aligning towards the same policy. From January to date, 8*20 foot containers of rice with a duty paid the value of N64,878,141.48, and carrying 4120 bags of rice from Thailand were seized.
“These containers were falsely declared as sewing machines with the intent of evading the law. I am glad to report that they have been seized and duly condemned in a court of law,” Bashir said.