The Nigeria Customs service has seized contraband items being smuggled into the country including some luxury vehicles. On the 7th February, while on routine patrol along Ibeji River around Idogo Ifoyintedo axis of the Command, officers intercepted a Toyota Highlander (2014) suspected to have been smuggled into Nigeria.
In the process, an Officer received a life threatening injury from smugglers on his arm and fingers, although he is responding to treatment. Full scale investigation is ongoing to ensure that such criminals are brought to book to face the full wrath of the law.
Officers and Men of the Command have also seized, 13 Tokunbo vehicles, 12 means of conveyance, 21 motorcycles, 1, 168 bags of foreign rice (50 kg each), 221 kegs of vegetable oil (25liters each), 5 sacks secondhand shoes and 2 sacks of secondhand bags with a total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N153, 858, 579, 153.00. at Idiroko axis of Ogun Area Command.
Most spectacular among the seizures is a brand new Range Rover (velar) 2018 model seized and tagged “the seizure of the month”. The said vehicle has a DPV of N51, 285, 154.