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NCS Impounds N14.6mn Poultry Products

By ORIH CHIBUIKE, The Nigerian Voice, Abuja
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The Nigeria Customs Service has recorded seizures of Frozen poultry

products worth N14,611,500.00 (Fourteen Million, Six Hundred and

Eleven Thousand, Five Hundred Naira).
According to NCS management in a statement, seizures were recorded in

the record was made in the sixth and Seventh week of its zero

tolerance campaign on importation of frozen poultry products tagged

“Operation Hawk Descend”.
The seizures which consists of 3,247 cartons of the banned products

were impounded at different locations along the south western borders

of Nigeria.
These includes Badagry, Agbara, Seme, Gbaji, Owode Creek in Lagos and

the Idiroko axis.
The breakdown of the seizures showed that in Ogun, 1,120 cartons of

frozen poultry products valued at about N5,040,000 million. Others

are Seme 146 cartons with a value of N657,000. While at FOU A,

1,981cartons valued at N8,914,500 million were seized.

"While commending the steadfastness of its operatives, the management

assures the general public of its determination to continue the

onslaught against the smugglers of the banned products," the statement

said.
Traders and consumers of the banned frozen poultry products are

advised to patronize local farmers as this will create job

opportunities for our youths, boost our economy and save Nigerians

from diseases associated with consumption of dangerous chemicals used

in preserving the banned poultry products.