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Customs intercepts over 100 smuggled vehicles in Q1 2023


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday disclosed that it intercepted over 100 vehicles, including various models of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), adding that 38 of them had been impounded by the Federal Government.

The NCS called on stakeholders to support officers and men of the service to suppress the smuggling vehicles into Nigeria.

Coordinator, Rapid Response Squad at Customs headquarters Abuja, Jack Okpabi, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja while providing updates on his team’s quarterly achievements.

He said the recent operation by the NCS, which led to the interception of over 100 Toyota Hilux, Toyota Landcruiser and other models of vehicles, had saved the country from losing huge revenue that would have gone down the drain.

“You can see that we have over 100 vehicles and 38 have been forfeited to the Federal Government.

“The operation will lead to the recovery of over N400 million from demand notices,” he said.

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