Nigeria Customs Service confiscates truck with smuggled poultry

The Nigeria Customs Service is relentless in its role to safeguard the health and economy of the country

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100 cartons of smuggled frozen poultry has been seized from a mini truck belonging to Fedex by the Nigeria Customs Service.

The vehicle had registration number LSR 22 XQ, and was arrested by the Headquarters Compliance Team Idiroko axis of the service on the Ijebu-Ode Sagamu road on January 13.

A report of this came up at a press briefing marking the assumption of office of the new Controller, Federal Operations Unit Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, Mohammed Umar.

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According to reports, the poultry was concealed in courier parcels, which raised a suspicion that it might not be the first time it has occurred.

Last year, the team made a similar seizure when it intercepted a truck belonging to a haulage company used in smuggling over 5020 cartons of foreign frozen poultry, concealed with 2016 cartons of table water.

The Nigeria Customs Service is relentless in its role to safeguard the health and economy of the country, and to ensure that illegitimate products don’t make it to circulation.

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