Why Customs stops container trucks on highways, C-G

THE Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, CGC, Col. Hameed Ali (retired), has said that falsification of documents by importers and their clearing agents necessitated the practice of stopping containers on the nation’s highways by his officers and men for scrutiny.

Ali who was responding to query from the House of Representatives on why Customs operatives intercept and ransack consignments already cleared from the ports by the same Customs, explained that the action is patriotic and necessary as a means of checkmating illegal imports and recovering government revenue.