BY JOYCE OKOLI
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tin Can Island between January and March 2021 generated One Hundred and Twelve Billion, Six Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, Six Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Naira, Sixty-Six kobo (N112, 695,693,158.66) as revenue, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSC Uche Ejesieme has said.
The figures show an improvement of about 21.05Billion (23%) when compared with earnings of N91b recorded in the first quarter of 2020. This improvement is despite the threat to lives and livelihood posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
A statement signed by the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Mba Musa and made available by the PRO stated that the Command has continued at reaching its target while observing all the safety protocols and employing the use of technology for utmost performance.
During the period under review, cocaine that weighed 43.110kg concealed was seized and 20 suspects arrested in connection with the seizure and the vessel MV SPAR SCORPIO, detained.
The hard drugs, suspects and vessel as at press time had been handed over to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation.