Customs Threatens to Seize Private Jets over Documents Verification


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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Monday threatened to seize private jets if the owners fail to present documents relating to the importation of the aircrafts for verification exercise.
The Service said the documents must reach the relevant department before July 6, 2021, when the one month grace period given to them for the exercise would expire.
The Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah, told newsmen during a press conference in Abuja that the Service was serious on the issue.
The PRO told newsmen that only six owners of private aircraft have responded to the invitation, adding that this was the reason to remind those who were yet to respond to do so so that their aircraft would not be detained.
He explained that the Customs Service was aware that some brought their private jets under a temporary import certificate which has expired, explaining that they need to be renewed otherwise it would amount to infractions.
Attah that the aim of the verification exercise was to expose some things which would be during the verification exercise.
Maintaining that nobody was above the law, he said that those in default would have their airplanes detained after the July 6 verification exercise.


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