Fuel Scarcity: Customs Seize 12,500 Liters of Smuggled Petrol

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) officers at the Western Marine Command have seized 12,500 liters of petrol worth N8.75 million, which was being smuggled to Benin Republic through the Isalu Creek Badagry Waterway.

According to Comptroller Paul Bamisaiye, the Customs Area Controller, the seizure was made on May 8, 2024, following a tip-off.

The petrol was concealed in 177 sacks and 61 kegs, with a total duty-paid value of N8.75 million.

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Bamisaiye warned smugglers to stop their illegal activities or face arrest, citing the economic importance of the seizure during a time of fuel scarcity.

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In a separate incident, the Adamawa/Taraba Command of the NCS seized 12,435 liters of petrol worth N10.8 million, which was being smuggled to Cameroon.

Customs Area Comptroller Bashir Garba-Bature disclosed that the seizure was made in Mubi and included 491 25-liter and 8 20-liter jerrycans of petrol.

Garba-Bature assured that the command would continue to fight smuggling and solicited cooperation from stakeholders to curb the menace.



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