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Customs impounds N1.4bn cars in Lagos, Ogun

Authority in charge of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Ikeja, yesterday said it impounded about 24 exotic cars value at about N1.43 billion in Lagos and Ogun states.

Some of the cars were arrested while being smuggled into the country through border towns in Lagos and Ogun states while others were recovered from where they were parked in auto stands.

Custom Controller, Federal Operations, Zone A, Ikeja, Comptroller Mohammed Uba, who made this disclosure at a press conference said that the vehicles include: four Rolls Royce, one Porche  Panamera, one Jaguar, one  Bentley, two  Lexus Jeep , two G wagons, one Toyota Land Cruiser, five Toyota Corolla and seven Mercedes Benz, stressing that all of the cars are mostly 2017 models.

He said: “After intensifying our operational modalities to meet up with the current smuggling tactics, we have intercepted various contraband with a duty paid value (DPV) of N1,618,177,661.50 billion  from 1 – 31 January 2018.”

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