The Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted a vehicle with a Covid-19 sticker used for conveying banned poultry products into the country.
The unit also seized various items of contraband worth 12.7billion naira between January and April 2020.
The Public Relations Officer of the unit, Jerry Attah, in a statement said the officers intercepted the vehicle, which was disguised as carrying essential materials for Covid-19, but upon inspection it was found to contain smuggled cartons of frozen chicken smuggled from Benin Republic.
The Customs Area Controller of the unit, Usman Yahaya, explained that the vehicle was arrested along Ijebu Ode Expressway.
Speaking on the activities of the command in the last four months, Yahaya said the unit also paid 1.14 billion naira into the Treasury Single Account TSA of the Federal Government.