Headline:Customs take 700 machetes in Rivers over 2023 elections
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Port Harcourt Location 1 Divulge in Rivers Notify has seized 700 machetes and impounded four consignments.
The NCS talked about the consignments with Responsibility Paid Stamp (DPV) of N112.68million were illegally imported.
The Comptroller, Ibrahim Muhammad spoke on Wednesday on the notify’s port terminal in Port Harcourt.
Muhammad talked about the consignments encompass four containers with 2,965 gallons of oil.
Investigation showed the containers were largely vegetable oil concealed in ceramic tiles, and some dwelling dwelling equipment.
“We know the brokers are licenced and customs have serve a watch on over their operations. A case of seizure has been reported whereas we wait for further yarn,’’ he added.
The Comptroller also confirmed the seizure of 481 bales of 2d-hand clothings, 700 packages of machetes and 107 packages of shovels.
Muhammad outlined that the machetes and shovels were detained pending provision of an Waste-particular person-certificates from Office of the Security Adviser brooding in regards to the 2023 elections.
The notify generated N92.32billion in 2022, 12 p.c better than the N81.31billion generated in 2021.