Customs destroys 700 cartons of seized poultry products

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The Federal Operations Units (FOU) Zone ‘C’ Benin axis of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has destroyed 700 cartons of seized poultry products in Benin.

According to Superintendent of Customs, Patrick Onyemem, who supervised the destruction on Wednesday, the product has a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N10 million.

Onyemem said the consignment was intercepted by the operatives of the FOU on the Benin-Okada expressway as it was being smuggled into the state. He also said the consignment was being conveyed in a Mercedes Actross with registration number KTU26LG when it was intercepted.

He further said the destruction was carried out in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive and policy on importation of frozen products which included turkey and chicken.

The destruction was done at the Custom’s outstation, Edo/Delta Command, and was witnessed by officials of the Service, NAFDAC, Police, NSCDC, Army, the defendants and newsmen.

A similar exercise was carried out on 480 cartons of seized poultry products valued at N7.2 million.

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