Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Compliance Task Force, says it has impounded over 223 vehicles, 13 of which belong to a senator of the House of Assembly from Kano State.
The Customs task force disclosed to pressmen that the Customs seized other consumables goods worth over N268.4m in Kano State and Jigawa States within eight months of operations.
The Kano State, Task Force Zonal Commander, Mr. Bala Dole, disclosed this in an interview with the pressmen and News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano State today 27 March 2017.
That the seized items and vehicles belonging to the senator were 12 new Toyota Hilux and one Land Cruiser Jeep.
The Task Force Zonal commander, Mr. Bala Dole, declined to mention the senator involved in the shady deal, he said the 13 vehicles were trailed from Maigatari in Jigawa State, based on intelligence report received.
Mr. Bala Dole said that “Based on the intelligence report received, the vehicles were 30 in number, but we were able to trail 13 of them, 12 of which were hidden in the senator’s compound.
“We sealed the house and retrieved the vehicles and they are now in our custody”.
That the other consumables items the task force zonal command confiscated during special operations include 9,757 bags of rice, 2,916 cartons of foreign spaghetti, 2,770 cartons of imported vegetable oil, 999 cartons of macaroni, 889 bales of second hand clothes, 50 used school bags, 110 cartons of new imported shoes, 956 bags of mosquito coil and six fairly used cars.
That “The total value of the seizure made by the task force since it was established in July 2016, excluding the senator’s 13 vehicles, is N269.5m.
The Task Force Zonal command further pleaded with the public to continue to support the fight against illegal importation of substandard goods, items into Nigeria
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