By Uche Usim
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone C, Owerri, has said that there is no hiding place for smugglers, warning that they should steer clear of the South South and South East parts of the country or risk being jailed and their goods confiscated,
The unit also said it would not be deterred by the extortion allegation being peddled by those it described as criminal elements masquerading as civil society groups.
Addressing newsmen yesterday, the Public Relations Officer of the zone, Onuigbo Ifeoma, said there was no way the unit would allow items such as fake drugs, tyres and other dangerous goods capable of killing Nigerians to come into the country, pointing out that the war against smuggling is total and no respecter of persons.
Her words: “Sequel to the unrelenting onslaught against smuggling, duty evasion and other illegalities by smugglers, which is being fought by the NCS, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone C, Owerri, smugglers of fake drugs may have commenced a campaign of falsehood against the zone.
Source : SunOnline