The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Port Harcourt Area 1 Command in Rivers State seized 700 machetes and impounded four shipments.
The NCS said the shipments with a customs value paid (DPV) of 112.68 million naira were illegally imported.
Comptroller Ibrahim Mohamed spoke on Wednesday at Port Harcourt’s Port Command terminal.
Mohammed said the shipments consisted of four containers containing 2,965 gallons of oil.
The investigation showed that the containers were largely vegetable oil hidden in ceramic tiles and some household appliances.
We know that agents are licensed and that customs control their operations. A seizure has been reported pending further report.
The observer confirmed the seizure of 481 bales of used clothes, 700 bundles of machetes and 107 bundles of shovels.
Muhammad explained that the machetes and shovels were withheld pending submission of an end-user certificate from the Office of the Security Adviser for consideration of the 2023 elections.
Command generated N92.32billion in 2022, which is 12 percent higher than the N81.31billion generated in 2021.
Title: Customs seizes 700 machetes in Rivers during the 2023 elections