We Collected N870bn of the N2.2trillion Revenue in Apapa, Says Customs Controller

Yusuf Malanta

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The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has disclosed that the sum of N870.38 billion of the N2.24trillion announced recently by the Service was collected in Apapa Command in 2021.
The Area Controller of the Command, Yusuf Malanta, told newsmen that the sum was 68 percent more than what was collected in 2020 which was N518.4 billion.
He also disclosed that the Command recorded 103 seizures worth N31 billion in 2021.
He identified the seizures as 46.55kg of cocaine which was concealed on board MV Karteria and MV Chayanee Naree laden with raw sugar, containers of foreign parboiled rice, tomato paste, secondhand clothes, unregistered pharmaceuticals like captagon pills, tramadol, codeine syrup, etc.
He added, “These were seizures made in accordance with provision sections 46, 47, and 161 of CEMA (Customs and Excise Management act) CAP C45 LFN 2004. These seizures are condemned by a competent court of law and the suspects are still undergoing investigation and interrogation.”
Malanta said that 5.38 metric tons of non-oil commodities were exported through the command as against 1.3 million metric tons in 2020.
According to him, the Free on Board (FOB) value for the exported items rose from $340 million (N140 billion) in 2020 to $641 million (N264 billion) last year.


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