March 20, 2023

The Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, has confirmed the detention of three of its officials for allegedly releasing seized containers.

Source gathered that the officials were arrested at the Lagos port over the weekend and detained at the Central Intelligence Unit, CIU, of the service.

According to IsL source, (The Nation), the officials released unauthorised containers from the port.

Security sources added that the said containers were arrested and detained on the instruction of the Controller General of the service, Col. Hameed Ali (Retd) to stop illicit imports into the country.

The container was said to be loaded with dangerous tomato pastes.

Recall that the Custom Boss had recently announced that over 2,000 officials of the service had been sacked since he took over the leadership of the service for various offences and dereliction of duty.


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