Even as Custom officials arrest a container loaded with Cocaine, the Tin Can lsland Port generated N207,838,450,974.00 revenue in ten months
By Ovie Edomi
Customs Area Controller in charge of Tin Can Area Command, COMPTROLLER BASHAR, Y. U is a happy man. His giant strides in the last ten months is according to keen observers highly remarkable.
Just last month his men intercepted a container suspected to be carrying substance alleged to be cocaine. Few weeks later the. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confirmed that the eight (8) bags (25 pieces per bag) of unidentified substance found in 1 x 20ft container No. CMAU 045195/0 is indeed cocaine weighing 214.732kg. This particular seizure ranks among the highest in terms of volume in the country in recent times, the Tin Can Island Customs controller stated.
According to him all hands are on deck to ensure that Tin Can Port continues to blaze the trail especially with the recent commendation from the CGC and Management to the Command for being at the Vanguard of due diligence and professionalism.
True to his word, the renewed vigor and enthusiasm of the Tincan Island Port in blocking all flashpoint for Revenue leakages, led to another intercepted of twenty Containers of Vegetable Oil wrongly declared as Disodium Phosphate. The Customs Area Controller COMPTROLLER BASHAR stated that a certain clearing agent named PATWED INVESTMENTS COMPANY presented three (3) Single Goods Declarations (SGDs) with C-No. 102101, purporting to be having seven (7) containers of 7588pk of Disodium Phosphate, while another seven (7) containers and six (6) respectively had different pkgs of the same consignment