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Customs intercept contraband worth billions in Oyo



The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’ has confirmed the interception of contraband with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N10 billion.

According to acting Customs Area Controller of the unit, Usman Yahaya who spoke to newsmen over the weekend said, the contraband comprised 34 fairly used and new vehicles which were laden with secondhand clothes, Indian hemp and foreign parboiled rice.

He said, “Some economic saboteurs met their waterloo when our operatives, acting on credible information, made a single seizure at Ido, Eruwa Road-Ibadan of Oyo State.

“The contraband include 34 different brands of both new and used vehicles laden with banned items such as second hand clothes, foreign parboiled rice and Indian hemp, he said.

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