The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Area Command 1, on Thursday, disclosed that it impounded 4,138 50kg bags of smuggled rice and 592 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit in August.

The Controller of the command, Peter Kolo disclosed this to journalists at Idi-Iroko Border Post in the state.

Kolo added that, the command also confiscated 830 cartons of frozen poultry products, 15 units of vehicles, used foreign clothes, bags, shoes and illicit drugs, among others.

He put the cumulative duty paid value of all the seized goods at N72,589,473.

According to the Controller, the command generated a sum of N1,997,500 from the auction of seized petroleum products and scrap metals, saying the Ogun State borders are still closed to customs operations.

He said, “The command has made significant progress in its anti-smuggling operations in the State during the month of August, 2021, with a total record of 95 seizures comprising 4,138 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50kg each, 830 cartons of frozen poultry products, 15 units of both foreign used vehicles and means of conveyance, six sacks of cannabis sativa and other illicit drugs, six bales and 15 sacks of used/secondhand clothings, six sacks and 90 pieces of used handbags, I6 sack and 34 pairs of used shoes, 592 kegs of petroleum products of 25 litres each made for smuggling outside the country and many other items.”

He added that 20 suspected smugglers had been dragged to court over illegal importation of contrabands.