Local Car News #Update
The Federal Operations Unit, (FOU) of the Nigerian Customs Service, Zone A, Ikeja has made a public announcement of the seizure of vehicles at a Car Mart located in Lekki, Lagos. In a chat with journalists, Customs Area Controller of the unit, Comptroller. Mohammed Uba, confirmed the impound of Vehicles and arrest of 17 suspects including a Chinese in respect of smuggling offences.
“We have been able to intercept various contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.03 billion in one month. The seized items include 18 assorted vehicles which include a Roll Royce, 1 Chrysler, 1 Audi Q7, 1 Land Rover HSE, Toyota Venza, Ford Taurus, Honda Cross tour, 4 Mercedes Benz, 3 Kia Rio, Escalade ranging from 2008 to 2015 model. Also, a 1/20ft container, CAIU0961053 was seized for false declaration which is tantamount to seizure.
The Customs boss also expressed worry over the frequent arrest of Chinese citizens on African soil. He asserted that some of the chinese businessmen have engaged in heinous practices thereby violating the trading rules of the country.
“The arrest of Chinese nationals is taking new dimension because about two or three time now that Chinese nationals are arrested. In our own case, we will make an arrangement with their association if any to inform them about our trading rules and we can enlighten them on what to bring in and what not to bring into the country. When that one is done, if they continue to infringe on our law, we will continue to arrest them.” He warned