The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Serviceon Tuesday vowed to keep up the fight against smuggling of frozen poultry products, especially around Yekeme, near Badagry.
Controller in charge of the command, Yusuf Umar, said this while destroying 1,583 cartons of smuggled poultry products in Lagos.
He said the command had seized and destroyed 6,668 cartons of poultry products from July 7 to date when Operation Hawk Descend’ was established to fight the smuggling of the products.
Umar said customs would work to ensure that revenue leakages were plugged, just as it would work to protect the nation’s economy through its services.
He warned that smugglers must stop forthwith or be ready to face the wrath of the law.
“Those who engage in this act of smuggling of poultry products should desist, henceforth, because there is no hiding place for them as far as we are concerned.”
“They should know by now that the customs is working with a very much improved intelligence reports and will always track them down.”