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Men
of Nigeria custom specifically Ogun Area 1 Command today intercepted Nine
Hundred and Forty-Four (944) cartons of frozen poultry products.

A
statement coming from the command’s Public Relation officer Abdullahi Maiwada
said the interception was after following up with a credible intelligence which
eventually led its operatives to be able to apprehend nine vehicles fully
loaded with frozen poultry products suspected to have been smuggled into Nigeria
by daredevil smugglers.


“This
said item was apprehended at itaege, idiroko axis within the boundary of Ogun
and the neighbouring country and was brought to sentry, a location within
idiroko axis for proper documentation and destruction in tandem with extant
laws and guidelines”.

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Maiwada
said the exercise was successfully executed at the instance of custom Area comptroller,
Michael Agbara and representatives of the other relevant sister agencies as a
pointer to cardinal responsibilities of custom to protect the society against
the illicit action of smugglers.

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The spokesman said the development is indeed a demonstration of the gigantic contribution
of Ogun custom Area command toward making the theme of 2020 international custom  day chosen by world custom organisation, with the understanding of fostering sustainability
for people, prosperity and the planet a reality.

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“The
Custom Area comptroller is appealing to the general public to embrace
legitimate means of livelihood and to avoid smuggling of such hazardous items
that is practically inimical to attaining the vision of having a healthy and
economically viable society”

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