Nigeria Customs Seize Bullet Proof Cars

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Units, FOU Ikeja took their fight against car smugglers to the door steps of auto dealers when it raided auto marts in Lagos .

Fifty nine assorted vehicles were impounded.

Customs Area Controller, FOU Ikeja, Uba Muhammed said the vehicles included Toyota Prado jeeps, Lexus jeeps, Toyota hilux, Toyota Camry , and Hiace buses, among others valued at over one billion naira.

Uba said the car dealers have a one month period of grace to show proof they were not smuggled into the country through our land borders.

He said importation of vehicles through Nigeria’s land borders was prohibited.

Mohammed said some of the seized vehicles are bullet proof cars for which the importers require an end users certificate from the office of the National Security Adviser.

The Customs Chief also announced the arrest of six suspects in respect of the seizures.

Other seizures made by the Customs Command in October include 6,206 bags of rice, 67bales of second hand clothing, 270 cartons of refined sunflower vegetable oil, 600 cartons of foreign poultry produce, 405 pieces of used tyres and 13 parcels of Indian hemp.

Uba added that he would be ruthless with smugglers and that under his watch economic saboteurs would be chased to their hideouts.

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