Customs to impound cars at marts, prosecute dealers

957, Customs impound cars marts

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said that it will take legal custody of vehicles smuggled into the country and on sale at car marts.

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The exercise according to NCS Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Wale Adeniyi, a Deputy-Comptroller, in a television interview monitored by our correspondent will commence in 2017.

“90 percent of cars in Nigeria are smuggled into the country. As from next year, we will be more scientific and it will be hell for car dealers, who are into smuggling.

“We will visit their car marts, impound their cars and prosecute them,” Adeniyi said.

It would be recalled that earlier in the week, the federal government banned the importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land borders.

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