Nigeria Customs Service Porthacourt Area II Command Onne Command, River State Processes Over One Million Metric tonnes of Cargo for export valued at $402,367,568.
The Command led by Comptroller Auwal Mohammed has revealed in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relation Officer, Ifeoma Onuigbo Ojekwu, that the Command processed 1,083,846, metric tonnes of Cargo with a total Free on Board (FOB) value of $402,367,868.
Revealing further, she said the Nigeria Export Supervising Scheme (NESS) value of the total export stood at #764,462.724.
“As we enter 2022, let us continue to blend our enforcement capability with intelligence, to always detect all attempts at circumventing the law through false declarations, under-declarations and concealments, whoever attempts doing the wrong thing, like smuggling through Onne Port, will get his cargo seized and risks facing arrest for prosecution in accordance with the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA)” The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Auwal Mohammed reiterated.
Similarly, among notable seizures, the Command intercepted 1,387 Cartons of Tramadol falsely declared by importers to evade.
detection as the Command generated #188,643,692.057 from January to December, 2021 as against over Sixty Nine Billion made in 2020.
On enforcement and anti-smuggling activities, the CAC also revealed that 34 seizures were made last year. The seizures, according to him, had a total duty paid value of N11,983,429,216.
While commending the Officers of the Command for their relentless commitment to ensuring the facilitation of legitimate trade and preventing smuggling of any form, Comptroller Mohammed urged them to intensify efforts in carrying out all NCS functions in the Command in 2022.