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The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has confirmed the seizure of over 112 cartons of contaminated poultry products smuggled into the country in Dankama, Kastina State.
The Area Controller, Kaduna/Katsina Command of the Customs Service, Gidado Bala, who announced this to journalists yesterday in Katsina, said that the smugglers were captured at Dankama in Kaita local government area, Katsina State.
Bala said that the smugglers ran away when they sighted the patrol team of Custom abandoning their goods containing frozen poultry products which were declared harmful to human’s health.
The Area Controller said that an embargo had been placed on importation of poultry products to boost animal husbandry and poultry farming in the country.
He, however, warned smugglers to leave the illegitimate business or face arrest and prosecution.
According to him, the NCS had handed over the seized items to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, for destruction.
The NAFDAC coordinator in the state, Habibu Garo, confirmed the receipt of the items while assuring his agency would intensify its collaborate with the Customs and other security agencies to contain smuggling of dangerous products.