Customs: MMA Command Generates N47.2b Revenue In Seven Months

...Nabs Chinese National Over Attempt To Export Dried Donkey Genitals Worth N1.2bn

The Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Muhammed Airport Command, said it has generated a total of Forty seven Billion, Two hundred and forty nine million, Seven hundred and eight five thousand, Twenty Naira forty five kobo (₦47,249,785, 020.44) which represents 83.24% of target met.

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Seized dried donkey genitals

In a statement released by the Customs Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Customs Victor Ogagbor, made available to journalists, disclosed that when compared to the same period in 2022 of Forty Billion, Three hundred and thirty five Million, Six hundred and seven Thousand, Six hundred and fifty four Naira, Ninety Kobo. (₦40,335,607,654.90).

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Customs Area Controller, Mohammed Yusuf said this is a progressive difference of Six Billion, Nine hundred and fourteen Million, One hundred and seventy seven Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Five Naira, Fifty five Kobo (₦6,914,177,365.55k) representing 17.14% increase.

In the area of Anti-smuggling the CAC noted that the Command made remarkable successes through coordinated anti-smuggling activities in synergy with other critical stakeholders which led to the seizures.

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Seized dried shark fins

6 packages of suspected Dried Shark Fins with FOB Value of Two Hundred and Twenty one Million, Eight Hundred and eighty five Thousand, Seven Hundred Sixty nine Naira, Two Kobo (221,885,769.02).

The Command also intercepted  25 packages of suspected Dried Donkey Genitals with FOB value of One Billion, Ten Million, Three Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand, Seven Hundred sixty one Naira, Ninety eight Kobo. 1,010,372,761.98)

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The CAC said, the suspects in connection with this illegal intended Export have been arrested and investigation is ongoing.

“These items were seized mainly because of various forms of infractions on Export guidelines and failure to comply with CITES Law on endangered species as enshrined in the Nigeria Customs Service Act.

“Let me use this opportunity to appreciate my Officers and Men for their dedication to the Service. I urge them to always adhere strictly to the rules of engagements while discharging their statutory duties.

​”I shall continue to appreciate the CGC BA Adeniyi MFR, and his management team for always giving us the leverage to perform. Let me once again appreciate our critical stakeholders and sister agencies who are showing concern and are collaborating with the Service for their continuous support.” he concluded.

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Joshua Okoria

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