The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday seized goods estimated at N15 million from smugglers along the Gbao, Yekeme and pasha creeks of Lagos and Otta axis.
The seizure, which included 43,750 litres of Petrol were estimated at N6.3 million, 348 cartons and 25 sacks of assorted foreign soaps valued at N3.2 million.
The seizure also included 438 used tyres valued at N2.1 million and 300 bags of rice worth N2.1 million
Comptroller Sarki Kebbi, the Area Controller Western Marine Command,at a news conference said the command was apt in the use of intelligence gathering.
“ I have promised that under my watch as the CAC of the command, smugglers will not have their way to perpetrate their evil business”,He said.
He said that the command’s operations would soon be boosted as the Comptroller General of the NCS, retired Col. Hameed Ali, had assured of the provision of two sea vessels.
He said that no suspect was arrested during the operation because the smugglers had mastered the terrain and were able to escape through the waters.
According to him, with the acquisition of the sea operational vessels, the officers and men will be able to make arrests.