Customs Seizes N112.68m Contraband, 700 Machetes In Port Harcourt

The Nigeria Customs Service, Port Harcourt Area 1 Command, has impounded four consignments with duty paid value of 112.68 million naira illegally imported into the country.

The Comptroller, Ibrahim Muhammad, said this at the command’s port terminal in Port Harcourt.

He said that the consignments consisted of four containers with 2,965 gallons of vegetable oil.

The Comptroller also said that 481 Bales of second-hand clothings, 700 packages of Machetes and 107 packages of shovels also made the list of seizures.

He said that while some of the items like the vegetable oil and second-hand clothes were contraband, shovels and machetes were detained pending provision of an End-user-certificate from Office of the Security Adviser, especially considering sensitivity to the forthcoming general elections.