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Rivers Customs Generates N246bn, Impound Cannabis, Ammunition-Bearing Containers

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The Nigeria Customs Service Area 2, Onne , Rivers State, on Friday, said it has generated a total sum of N246 billion in ten months.

The Comptroller of Customs, Area 2 Command, Onne, Comptroller Baba Imam, disclosed this to journalists at a briefing in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Imam said the Command impounded nine containers laden with various items such as 724 bales of used clothing, 1805 pieces of used tyres, four vehicles used in the concealment of 76.9kg special cannabis, 2070 cartons of Tomato paste which total duty paid value was put at N1,162,424,371.00bn.

He added that two suspects arrested in connection with the pistol ammunition have been handed to the police for further investigation.

Imam stated, “Today’s briefing is the sequel to a series of events that have unfolded in the last six months.

“Above all part of our event today is for you to witness the handover of a pistol, 100 pieces of 9mm ammunition, and two suspects in our custody in connection to the pistol and ammunition to the Nigerian police.

“On the 26th of October, 2023 in the course of examination of an imported container from United States which was declared to contain household effects and one used vehicle was found to contain one pistol and 100 rounds of ammunition.

“The operatives of the Customs intelligence unit attached to the group of examination officers was instrumental in the discovery of the pistol and 100 rounds of live ammunition concealed within the vehicle.”

Continuing, he said, “In the area of revenue generation and collection, this area Command has generated a total of N246,025,872,903.80 billion from January 2023 to October 2023, this represents a significant increment of N44,145,889008.65 over the amount generated for 2022.”

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