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Nigerian Customs: Chinese in Nigeria Now into Smuggling of Contraband


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Nigeria – The Customs Service has relayed, yesterday that some Chinese nationals are now into the smuggling of contraband which is now a major concern in the country.

The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Strike Force, Team A, Deputy Comptroller of Customs (DC), Mohammed Sami Yusuf, made known while parading some seized items with a total value at N373.63 million.

Mohammed revealed that the service is presently on the trail of some Chinese who are behind the smuggling of 663 sacks of fairly used shoes recovered from a warehouse along the Lagos-Shagamu expressway.


Three persons, including a “one-eyed” old man, were arrested for their alleged involvement in some of the seizures.

He said investigations carried out by his men revealed that the Chinese owners of the warehouse where the fairly used shoes were recovered are presently on the run, adding that effort is ongoing to ensure their arrest.

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