Goods worth N 28,203,700 have been seized by men of the Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) Sector 3, Ilorin.
The Coordinator, Joint Border Patrol Team, JBPT, Sector 3, Comptroller Olugboyega Peters said this was a product of collaborative enforcement operation.
The seized items are 637 Bags of foreign parboiled rice (50kg) HS Code 1006, 795 Kegs of 25 liters of Premium motor spirit (25 liters each) HS Code, 2710, 15 units of Nigerian used vehicles (means of conveyance) HS Code 8703, 14 Cartons of Condense Milk HS 04024, Cartons of Batteries HS Code 851314, Tin Tomatoes Paste HS Code 2002 and 3 Bags of Sugar HS Code 1701.
Peter warned against hindering security operatives attached to the JBPT in the course of doing their duty.
He submitted that the Sector will not be distracted from executing her mandate.
He added that anyone caught obstructing the security operatives or found to have been involved in smuggling will be made to face the wrath of the law.
Peters also said the JBPT has carried out awareness campaign to let the people know that the act of smuggling has several consequences.
‘The sector will continue to dialogue, engage, sensitize and educate the public especially those who live in border towns on the socio-economic implications of smuggling as well as performance of its statutory function of enforcing partial border closure in line with the Federal Government fiscal policies’, he said.