The Federal Operations Unit Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service has impounded and destroyed 4,635 cartoons of frozen turkey chicken with cumulative duty paid value of 30,000, 595 Naira.
Conducting reporters round the seizure at the Abia/Imo command headquarters of the FOU Zone C in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the Area Comptroller of the Zone, Mr Victor Dimka, said that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the seizures and would be taken to court for further prosecution.
He warned all smugglers and would-be smugglers to desist from such heinous crime as the Nigeria Customs Service are committed to ensuring that smuggling is totally eradicated in the country.
The Area Comptroller said that the suspects were apprehended along Calabar axis as a result of the intelligent information gathered by his men who were determined to wipe out smuggling from Nigeria.
The customs boss further led a team of customs officials, officials of the SSS, NAFDAC and NESREA to the site where the frozen turkey chicken were being destroyed.
Some of the officials of the NESREA, who witnessed the destruction, advised the general public to stop consuming foreign frozen foods because the preservation chemicals were dangerous to human health.
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