The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) has vowed to arrest and prosecute any one caught in the act of smuggling, promising that under his watch, all avenues of revenue leakages will be blocked.
A statement endorsed by NCS Deputy Public Relations Officer, Mr. Joseph Attah, explained that the Customs chief gave the commitment during his maiden meeting with officers and men of the NCS at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja.
The CG said every act of economic sabotage including false declarations, deliberate misapplication of tariff, undervaluation and concealment shall be dealt with decisively.
Ali called on all stakeholders to support Customs in order to achieve its mandate towards the Federal Government’s resolve to secure the nation, boost the economy and create job opportunities for the youths.
The NCS has raked in N37,836million from seizures of banned products in its eighth and nineth week of operations.
The items which were impounded from different locations along the Southwestern borders of the country.
[quote_box_center]“The war against smugglers of frozen poultry products into the country tagged Operation Hawk Descend has continued to yield massive results as the Service has recorded seizures of the banned products worth N37,836million in eight and nineth week of its operations,” he explained.[/quote_box_center]