Customs Intercepts Genitals, Drugs At Lagos Airport 

The Customs CAC, MMA Command, Mohammed Yusuf, displaying One Of The Donkey Genitals In Lagos
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Monday, said it Intercepted 58kg of donkey male genitals; 50 pieces of 9mm live ammunition; 1,164kg sea cucumbers, and 17 packages of Tramadol at the Muritala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos.
The contraband include, 50 pieces of 9mm live ammunition; 1,164kg sea cucumbers, 58kg of donkey genitals and 17 packages of Tramadol, among others.
Speaking to journalists during a press conference on the activities of the command during the first quarter, 2024, the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Compt. Mohammed Yusuf, disclosed that the contraband worth N5.79billion were intercepted between January -March, 2024.
The Customs boss also disclosed that the command generated N45.23billion from importers at the Airports in the first quarter of 2024.
“On anti-smugglingthe Command recorded an appreciable increase in its drive which led to the interception of 50 pieces of 9mm live ammunition which was discovered in a joint examination conducted by the Service and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA); 1,164kg sea cucumbers; 58kg of donkey genitals and 17 packages of Tramadol.
” The cumulative Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the aforementioned items stood at N5.79billion. All the seized items contravene some of the provisions of extant laws as enshrined in the Nigeria Customs Service Act (NCS Act) 2023,” Compt. Yusuf stated.
Speaking on revenue, Compt. Yusuf, said the revenue collected was 111% higher than what was generated between January to March, 2023
According to him, the command generated N21.36billion in 2023 while it generated N45.23billion in first quarter of 2024 making a difference of N23.86billion.
“The year 2024 is fraught with numerous global challenges and Nigeria is not exempted. Important sectors of the economy are adversely affected due to the unstable exchange rate. However, for us in the Murtala Muhammed Airport Command, we remained resolute at ensuring that we collect the much-needed revenue for the Federal Government and also ensure the safety and well-being of the citizenry through curbing smuggling to its barest minimum while facilitating legitimate import and export trades.
“Despite these challenges, the Command has surpassed its records for the first quarter of 2024 compared to what was collected the previous year. In the N21.36billion while in the corresponding period of 2024, the Command recorded  N45.23billion. This represents an appreciable increase of N23.86billion indicating 111.7% increase,”
The Comptroller who appreciated the support of the Controller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, for his support to the command, however, urged officers of the command to remain focused and steadfast in discharging their assigned responsibilities.
“Stakeholders Engagement In the area of stakeholder’s engagement, the Command has maintained its open-door policy and resolved a lot of issues of common interest with concerned stakeholders. Let me also at this juncture thank our critical Stakeholders, Sister Agencies and the Media for their collaborative efforts and synergy while carrying out our statutory mandate in the state.
“Finally, I want to use this medium to thank the Comptroller General of Customs, Bashiru Adewale Adeniyi MFR and his Management team for their continued support as well as Officers and Men of the Command. I urge them to remain focused and steadfast in discharging their assigned responsibilities,” he stated.

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