Usage of Nigeria as transit for Pangolin smuggling worries Customs

•Intercepts 1,014.5kg of Pangolin scales worth N1.728 billion

By Godfrey Bivbere & Prisca Achonu

THE Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has decried the usage of Nigeria as a transit route for the smuggling of Pangolin scales and claws, even as the Service in collaboration with the Wild Life Justice Commission, WLJC, intercepted 1,014.5 kilograms of Pangolin scales worth over N 1.728 billion.

Comptroller General of Customs, CGC, Hammed Alli, said attempts to turn Nigeria into a smuggling route will be resisted by the Service since most of the items so far intercepted by Customs are not from Nigeria.

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