Customs Seize 140 Imported Snakes, 660 Other Animals

The Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday intercepted
three consignments containing 140 species of snakes and
660 other animals imported into Nigeria from Cameroon.
The containers were brought in aboard a Cameroonian
vessel, MV Flesh, through the Calabar waterways to the
National Inland Waterways Authority jetty in Calabar,
Cross River State.
The other animals which were identified as geckos,
millipedes, hairy frogs and spiders, were said to be
worth about N6.9m.
The Customs Area Comptroller in charge of Calabar Free
Trade Zone – Cross River and Akwa Ibom commands –
Mrs. Nanbyen Burromvyat, said the consignments were
intercepted by vigilant officers on July 24, 2017.
She said the consignments, which were Lagos-bound,
were prohibited items under the Schedule 3 of the
Revised Import Prohibition List (Trade) in the Common
External Tariff.

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