Edo State has destroyed poultry products worth over N147 million.
It said the illegally imported poultry products were impounded during the yuletide season.
The products that were destroyed on Thursday in Benin City included 16,422 cartons of imported frozen products.
The Officer-in-Charge of the Benin Axis of Customs, Mr. Usman-Shehu
Dahiru, said the imported poultry products have a Tax Duty of N29.56
million and Duty Paid Value of N177.36 million.
“The items were carried inside a container with number GEXU 1329084
and conveyed in a Mack truck with registration number BDG 654 XL.
“The items were seized by officers and men of Customs on Wednesday at
Ovia River, along Benin-Ekiadolor Expressway at about 8:00 p.m.
“The items were destroyed at Customs House destruction site in
compliance with Federal Government’s policy on importation of frozen
products (chicken and turkey),” Dahiru said.