The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has intercepted a 40ft container of frozen Tilapia fish imported from Turkey.The Container was said to have been worth #22.1 million.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Muhammad Jibrin, said this on Monday when he led journalists to APM Terminals, Apapa, where the container was intercepted.
Mr. Jibrin said that the container No: DFOU6122880, was discovered during scanning.
He said that the importer made a false declaration that the container was laden with apples.
“Upon scanning, officers discovered the container was containing 2,700 cartons of frozen tilapia fish from Turkey.
“The aforementioned fish species is under restriction.
“More so, importers of allowable species of fish are expected to obtain licence and permit before such importation into the country.
“We have scanners that are working but most of the scanners are inadequate for operations,’’ Mr. Jibrin said.