By Innocent Orok
Despite the ravaging Covid19 pandemic, operations at the Federal Operations Unit , Zone ‘A’, Lagos is still in top gear as the Unit has recorded N20,678, 400 worth of seizures within a week.
The goods were said to be poultry products which have since been destroyed by the Unit.
Acting Controller of the Unit, Deputy Comptroller Usman Yahaya who confirmed this, said the seizures were made in two separate operations within one week.
According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Unit, Jerry Attah, says that his men have sustained round the clock patrols while keeping to safe distance rules in line with Covid19 prevention techniques.
Attah added that the seizures came in 2,154 cartons laden in seven different vehicles of different capacities.
According to him “These seizures , which we made within a week is a strong message to smugglers and trans border criminals. They should not be deceived into concluding that we are away from our duty posts.
“As usual, we are on duty and will continue to surprise smugglers with seizures and arrests any time they dare us.
“These seizures were contained in seven vehicles that were quickly abandoned by the drivers who fled on sighting our officers. We had to improvise means of driving the vehicles to our premises because the smugglers ran away with the keys” Yahaya said.
Highest bulk of the seizure was achieved by a patrol team led by Steven Abah, a Chief Superintendent of Customs whose team brought in 1500 cartons in a swoop.