The Nigeria Customs Service has announced the seizure of some Chinese drinks and other items allegedly smuggled into the country through the Abaji-Lokoja highway.
Kolapo Oladeji, the Deputy Comptroller General of Customs Strike Force, disclosed that the intercepted items were 4,289 cartons of Chinese drinks, 204 gallons of sauce, spaghetti, Semovita, flour, among others.
Oladeji, revealed this Abuja and said the manner the items were brought into the country violated Nigeria’s extant laws guiding importation.
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He said: “One of the rules of importation into Nigeria is that any item imported must be written in English language, but the goods seized were written in Chinese language. This contravenes import rules in line with Section 146 Paragraph E of SEMA 2004 CAP 45 Law of Nigeria.
“The goods were intercepted along Abaji-Lokoja highway and they include 4,289 cartons of Chinese drinks, 204 gallons of sauce, Spaghetti, Semovita, flour, among others.”
Oladeji further stated that the Customs Strike Force team had advanced its operations, using technology to boost intelligence gathering and urged importers to ensure they follow relevant rules.