Menu Close

Consumer Safety: Customs hands over expired milk, Indian Hemp, others to NAFDAC, NDLEA

NCS Hands Over the Seized Contraband to NAFDAC, NDLEA Photo: Premium Tiimes

*The Nigeria Customs Service attributes the Federal Operation Unit Zone ‘B’ successes in tackling contraband in the region to information volunteered by patriotic Nigerians, inter-agency synergy, and effective performance management

Isola Moses| ConsumerConnect

In a move to protect the well-being of consumers, the Federal Operation Units (FOU) Zone ‘B’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Kaduna, has disclosed it handed over 90 parcels of seized Indian Hemp and 135 sacks of expired milk powder and 31 cartons of unregistered pharmaceutical products to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for further investigation.

ConsumerConnect reports Albashir Hamisu, Comptroller FOU Zone ‘B’ Kaduna Comptroller, who performed the handing over disclosed that Duty Paid Value (DPV) of seizures made between July and August 2022.

Hamisu also told reporters that the confiscated goods were worth N229,550,108.07.

According to him, prominent among the seizures made by the Unit are 724 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 149 kegs of 25 litres of PMS and AGO, 227 cartons of foreign spaghetti and couscous, 191 sacks of foreign secondhand clothing and 16 units of used vehicles.

The Comptroller revealed that a total of 117 seizures were made within the Zone between 30 June and 24 August, of suspected contraband items, which included 50 kegs of 25 litres size foreign vegetable oil, 30 bags of foreign fertilizer, 25 sacks of foreign shoes, 33 cartons of foreign milky creamer and 7 sacks of foreign tiger nuts.

The NCS Comptroller attributed his Unit’s successes to information volunteered by patriotic Nigerians, inter-agency synergy and effective performance management.

After receiving the illicit items from the NCS, ACN Ali Ado Kubau, representative of Commander NDLEA, and Mr. Nasir Mato, State Coordinator of NAFDAC, appreciated the inter-agency synergy that exist between Nigeria Customs Service and other agencies.

They both assured to carry out further investigation on the illicit items.

Kindly Share This Story





Kindly share this story