According to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Area Command, 75,000 litres of gasoline were found hidden in bushes between Seme and Badagry in Lagos.
This was said on Thursday in Seme, Lagos, by Comptroller Bello Jibo, Customs Area Controller, according to a statement from Mr. Hussein Abdulahi, the command's spokesman.
Jibo claimed that the gasoline containers that were recovered were hidden inside bags and Jerry cans.
He also said that the duty paid value (DPV) of the petrol that was confiscated was about N19,785,000.
“This is in continuation of our efforts to suppress the smuggling of petroleum products within the nooks and crannies of the command.
“The officers and men of the Seme Area Command, on a routine patrol along the bushes within Seme and Badagry, intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and jerry cans.
“The arrest was made in the early hours of today, Sept. 22.
“The seized petroleum products were estimated to be around 2,500 jerry cans of 30 litres each, equivalent to 75,000 litres.
“The DPV is N19,785,000 only,” he said.
He noted that the feat was achieved due to credible intelligence received by the command, on the activities of smugglers.
Jibo warned perpetrators of these illegal activities to stay off the Seme border routes or continue to count heavy losses, as his men were determined to flush them out of the area.
The controller recalled that three weeks ago, the command made a similar arrest of over 119,000 litres of petroleum products.