The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it generated N3,258,628,190 revenue in the first quarter of 2019.
This was disclosed by the command’s Area Comptroller, Michael Agbara while speaking with newsmen at the State Operational Headquarters, Idi–Iroko, Ogun state.
Agbara said the command also intercepted 1.8 tons of cannabis sativa (Indian hemp), 12,720 bags of foreign rice, 83 units of tokunbo vehicles, 446 kegs of vegetable oil, 4 units of motorcycle and 778 pairs, three jumbo and six sacks of used foot wears, within the period.
The cannabis, he said, was handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the spirit of inter-agency cooperation.
He, however, lamented the death of an officer, Hamish Sani in January during a clash with smugglers.
He said However, the above activities were ravelled with series of clashes between Officers of the Command and some dare-devil smugglers/accomplices leading to loss of lives and properties.
It is pertinent to reiterate the fact that while the Service will continue to dialogue, engage, sensitize and educate the public on social/economic implication of smuggling, we will not relinquish our statutory functions of enforcing compliance with strict adherence to rules of engagement.