Bamidele Makinde, the Area Comptroller, revealed the information on Tuesday in Abeokuta.
Makinde said that the command had totaled 115 seizures during the time period under consideration.
6,743 50 kg bags of illegally imported parboiled rice, the equivalent of 11 truckloads, were among the seizures, he claimed.
The area controller mentioned further items that included 64 sacks, 824 wraps of books, 19,806 liters of Premium Motor Spirit, 18 units of used automobiles used to transport illicit commodities, and more.
Additional items include 73 bales of secondhand clothing, 1 motorcycle used to transport forbidden things, 10 large pieces, and 19 tiny pieces of antiques.
The following are the results of a survey conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
According to Makinde, the command also made a total of 28.445,757 million from petroleum products, scrap car auction sales, and import tariffs.
He claimed that thanks to the command’s tenacious anti-smuggling activities, the discoveries were made possible.
“Our officers have persisted in displaying resiliency and dedication to providing services. This is the cause of the enhanced seizure profile that we have observed, the doctor explained.
According to the customs officer, the command’s revenue-generating activities included the assessment of merchandise on baggage as well as the import and export of legal products under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Program.
He declared that the command was dedicated to promoting lawful trade and fostering better ties with the state’s business community.
Makinde advised the business community to stay away from illicit trades and activities that could harm the state’s economy and reputation.
He praised Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, Comptroller-General of Customs, for assiduously carrying out the service’s anti-smuggling effort.
He claimed that the nation’s customs commands, units, and other formations had performed and achieved better as a result of the anti-smuggling campaign.
Makinde praised important service participants like traditional leaders, local leaders, and other security agencies for their cooperation and support.