Nigeria Customs Destroys Poultry worth 17.6 million Naira.
The Nigeria Customs Service, Western Marine Command has again destroyed poultry products worth N17.6 million naira in a foiled smuggling attempt recently.
The poultry products were intercepted along the Badagry waterways and Ibeche axis.
This comes on the heels of the closure of land borders by the Federal Government of Nigeria to curb the nefarious activities of smugglers, terrorism and insurgency besieging the country.
The Area Commander of the Command, Comptroller Boniliya Binga said: “ If they are not tired of losing their money, we are not tired of destroying it.”
“Better look for a better thing to do with your money than to smuggle in products that are not supposed to be brought into this country.
“Better for you take your money look for a legitimate business, if you don’t have any, we have a enough lands for you to farm if you have no other legitimate business to do."
According to reports this is the second time in a week the Command is intercepting and destroying smuggled poultry into the country.
About 2096 cartons were intercepted on the 21st of September while the sum of 253 cartons of birds were seized on 24th of same month. A total of 2349 cartons have been destroyed recently.
In the Comptroller’s words:
“All in all we have 2349 cartons that we just buried today.
“And you can see how the odor of the place is. It’s not a good odor so we had to make sure we do (destroy) them quickly and do away with them.
"We are ready and would always be ready to destroy them."
Comptroller Binga called on Nigerians to look for something legitimate to do other than illegitimate adding that there are enough lands available for farming if such persons could venture into it.
Participating in the success of the seizures were other sister agencies such as National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force together with the Nigeria Customs Service.