Lagos - The Federal Operations Unit (F.O.U), Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, says it has recorded 482 seizures with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N294.4 million in the first quarter of 2015.
This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos by the Public Relations Officer of the unit, Uche Ejesieme.
According to the statement, 36 suspects were apprehended in connection with the seizures.
It explained that the seizures made in the period under review, represented 45 per cent increase when compared to seizures made in the corresponding period of 2014.
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A breakdown showed that 8,584 bags of rice with a DPV of N55.7 million were impounded, while 11,647 cartons of frozen poultry products with a DPV of N62.8 million were also intercepted.
Also, according to the statement, 86 units of assorted fairly-used vehicles valued at N108.5 million were seized.
The statement noted that other seized goods were: textiles, foot wears, vegetable oil, insecticides, wine, soaps and spaghetti, all with a DPV of N67.2 million.