Customs Intercepts 20 Containers Of Expired Tomato Concentrate At Lagos Port

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The acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, on Friday, announced that the Service intercepted 20 containers loaded with expired tomato concentrates at the Tin-Can Island port in Lagos.

The Customs boss, while displaying the seizure, said the concentrate was seized by the Port and Terminal Multiservice Limited (PTML) Command of the Service on August 8, 2023 with one suspect arrested.

It was gathered that the container numbers used to import the expired concentrate read ACLU 2790243, GCNU 1275582, GCNU 1303278, GCNU 1336137, GCNU 1361905, GCNU 1316824, GCNU 1323314, GCNU 1324727, GCNU 1326210, and SEGU 3388813.

Other numbers include ACLU 2800629, GCLU 13218553, GCNU 1340991, GCNU 1353290, GCNU 1340991, GCNU 1353290, GCNU 1302570, GCNU 1308140, SEGU 3333426, and SEGU 3338351.

According to CG Adeniyi, the expired tomato concentrates, which have a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N116million, were falsely declared as containing almond shells and imported by Nikecristy Investment Limited.

“Today, we stand before you to announce a remarkable seizure at PTML. We have successfully intercepted and detained a staggering 20 containers filled with expired tomato concentrate, an unprecedented event since the inception of this command.


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