*Customs intercepts 7,524 bottles
Lagos — NIGERIANS have resorted to importing table water as the Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has seized a total of 7,524 bottles of foreign table water.
This is even as the command has generated total revenue of N4.1billion for the first half of the fiscal year. The figure represents 64% of the command’s annual allotted target.
The water, imported from China was discovered by operatives while conducting 100% physical examination at the Examination bay of the JBP Premises.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba, said the strange import may not be far from acts of money laundering, despite its negligible amount.
He assured that the Command’s enforcement unit is ever ready to burst all forms of smuggling perpetrated through the Command, even as he informed that in the nine vehicles used for various forms of smuggling in the past week have been arrested.
Uba explained that the arrested vehicles were laden with 83 cartons of Amira/Makoko soap, 50bags of Foreign parboiled rice, 26 bales of used clothes, 14 cartons of Nitro feminine soap and 13 bags of expired rice.
Other seized items include 8 sacks of used shoes, 30-liter jerry cans of Sulphuric acid and two sacks of rubber slippers 2 cartons of lemon cream.
The Seme Customs boss noted that with the continuous offensive against smugglers would continue until these economic saboteurs are out of business