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22 Jun 2017

Customs Seize And Destroy 4118 Cartons Of Frozen Chickens (Photos)

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The Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Zone C Owerri destroyed 4118 cartons of frozen poultry with duty paid value of N83,389,500 yesterday at the Abia/ Command in Owerri.

Comptroller Amajam Bukar, the
Controller Federal Operations Unit Zone C Owerri said the seizure of the
poultry products which was
transported in a 1X40ft container, was achieved through a tip off from an informant to operatives of the
Nigeria Customs Service Federal
Operations Unit Zone C Owerri.

The Unit with the aid of partner security agencies including the National Agency for Food Drugs
Administration and Control
(NAFDAC) and the Nigeria Police
Force, was able to secure the
container and its contents and
destroy it in line with government directives.

Comptroller Amajam who stressed that frozen poultry products is illegal
and an import prohibition called on the public not to patronize such products which he said are harmful
to human health. He also called on intending frozen poultry importers to desist and instead channel their
resources to legal imports will be of
benefit to the nation and to avoid loss.

He reiterated the commitment of the Service to work tirelessly to protect
the economy as well as the local
agriculture industry from unhealthy competition.

On hand to witness the destruction were representatives of the Nigeria
Police Force, the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and
Control (NAFDAC), the Department of
State Security, National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), amongst others.

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