The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kwara State Command, says it generated about N6.25 billion as of the end of June, this year.
The Area Comptroller, Kehinde Ilesanmi, announced this during an interaction with newsmen, on Friday in Ilorin.
Ilesanmi said the amount represents a 9.14 per cent increase in revenue in comparison with the same period in 2022.
He said the command’s continued efforts in fighting the menace of insecurity, trafficking and smuggling at the land borders are yielding positive results.
“Saboteurs of the Nigerian economy, operating in our Area of Responsibility (AOR), should by now know that they have no hiding place in the state.
“Our steadfastness in fighting crime in all ramifications is still strong and yielding positive results,” the comptroller said.
Read Related News:
He said the command seized nine vehicles, 813 bags rice and 24,950 litres of petroleum products from smugglers.
Ilesanmi added that his men also seized 14 units of 25-litre kegs of vegetable oil.
“These positive harvests of anti-smuggling is clear testimony of what we can achieve under new leadership of NCS,” he added.
Ilesanmi called on Nigerians, and the media in particular, to continue to support the command by providing credible information that will help nip smuggling in the bud.
Do you have a flair for Citizenship Journalism? Share story(ies) of happenings in your area with The NewsZenith on WhatsApp: 08033668669 or email@example.com