The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday said it generated N3.2 billion as revenue between January and April this year.

This is contained in a statement issued by the command and made available to to our correspondent.

The statement quoted the Controller of the command, Victor Dimka, as saying that the revenue was generated in spite of dwindling economic activities.

“Despite the down turn in importation of goods that has affected the command's revenue generation, the clear records of our activities in effective trade facilitation and suppression of smuggling must be seen as total compliance to our guides.

“We would always ensure that we generate revenue for the Federal Government and all loopholes would be blocked,’’ Dimka said.

The statement said 221 seizures were recorded within the period under review with a total Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N180 million.

“A total of 17 suspects were arrested and are at different levels of investigation and prosecution,’’ he said.
Dimka also said that illegal importation of fairly used vehicles had been curtailed.
He, however, advised officials of the command to work within the confines of the codes and ethics of the job. (NAN)