The Adamawa and Taraba Area Command of the Nigerian Customs Service have seized smuggled items with a duty paid value of N22.89 million in the last six weeks.
The Area Comptroller, Salisu Abdullahi-Kazaure, made this known while briefing newsmen in Yola on Friday.
The seized items, according to the area comptroller, included fertiliser, which was confiscated because some criminals were using it to manufacture improvised explosive devices.
According to him, the command made 16 seizures from May 6 to June 16.
Abdullahi-Kazaure said the seized items included 494 bags of NPK fertiliser, 14,980 litres of petrol in jerry cans and drums, and three vehicles used for smuggling activities.
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Others, he said, were 90 bags of 50kg of foreign parboiled rice from Cameroon and 960 pieces of foreign soap.
He explained that the seized petroleum products would be auctioned according to the NCS Standard Operating Procedure.
Abdullahi-Kazaure said though fertiliser was not contraband, it was seized because some criminals were using it to manufacture improvised explosive devices.