The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has impounded a consignment of vegetable oil worth N112.68 million illegally imported into the country.
The Customs Comptroller in charge of Port Harcourt Area 1 Command, Ibrahim Muhammad, disclosed this to journalists at the command’s port terminal in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
The consignment, according to him, comprised four containers with 2,965 gallons of vegetable oil.
Muhammad said: “Upon credible intelligence, some contrabands were uncovered and investigation showed that the containers were largely vegetable oil concealed in ceramic tiles and some home appliances.
“In view of this, the four containers are thereby seized. The investigation is ongoing, we know the agents are licenced and Customs have control over their operations.
“A case of seizure has been appropriately reported while we await further report as soon as the investigation is concluded.”
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