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Customs Impound Three Bulletproof Cars At Seme Border

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Posted: Jul 21, 2016 at 3:52 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command said on Tuesday, it impounded three bulletproof cars with a Duty Paid Value of N76m at Seme, a border town between Nigeria and Republic of Benin.

Victor Dimka, Area Controller of the command, who briefed the press, advised individuals who desired to import bullet-proof cars into the country should first obtain clearance from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

“Due process must be followed in the importation of bullet-proof cars and the process is that the individual must apply to the ONSA and if it is approved, the office would send an approval certificate to the NCS and the individual would be allowed.

“All the cars that were seized have been handed over to the Department of State Security Service for further investigation,” he said.

Dimka also warned smugglers against attacking Customs officers and noted, “a situation where officers performing their legitimate duties are ambushed and maimed with dangerous weapons would no longer be accepted or tolerated.

“Enough is enough. We are backed up by law so we are carrying out our legitimate duties by working to stem smuggling, so we are ready for war over this matter.

“Smuggling is dangerous to the economy, so anyone involved in it is considered as an enemy of the nation,” Dimka said.