Fuel scarcity: Customs seizes smuggled PMS with N14m duty paid value 

The Federal Operations Unit Zone D of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has recorded another success in its  efforts  against smuggling.

It seized PMS otherwise known as petrol worth millions of naira being smuggled out of the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Yola, Monday during his working visit to Adamawa state, the zonal controller, Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Zone D, which includes all states in the North-east, Controller Odaudu Adah Salefu, attributed all the successes recorded in the zone against anti-smuggling activities to robust information gathering and credible intelligent sharing.

He noted that the consistent effort and commitment of his men  led to seizure of  689 jerry cans  of PMS which is 17,580 litres, with duty paid value at  N12, 750,422.40  and two drums of PMS (2, 250 litres) with accumulative duty paid value of N14, 252,198.65, including means of conveyance.

He warned smugglers, especially in all states of the zone against smuggling, advising them to embrace legitimate businesses  and quit smuggling activities or have themselves to blame as the fight against smuggling in the zone and other acts of economic sabotage would be total.

He said the fight against smuggling should be a collective responsibility of all and emphasize the importance of collaboration. He also called for more synergy between his men and other sister agencies.

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