Customs destroy N11.5m worth of frozen products in Benin

Poultry products

FILE PHOTO: Some smuggled poultry products being destroyed.

FILE PHOTO: Some smuggled poultry product
FILE PHOTO: Some smuggled poultry product

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operation Unit, Zone C, says it has destroyed 1, 365 cartons of imported frozen products valued at N11.56 million in Benin.

This is contained in a statement by the Comptroller of Zone C, Mr Victor Dimka, in Benin on Sunday.

According to the statement, 1,205 cartons of the 1, 365 cartons contained imported frozen poultry products, valued at N9.6 million.

The remaining 160 cartons contained frozen fish estimated at about N1.9 million respectively.

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The statement said the items were destroyed on Saturday at the NSC office in Benin.

It added that the items were seized on Thursday by officers and men of NCS in the Benin-Ekiadolor area of Edo at about 1.00 p.m.

According to the statement, the Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the poultry products and frozen fish are N1.5 million and N2.2 million, respectively.

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