The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has begun an online auctioning of contraband goods which comprise of foreign vehicles of different brands. They were all seized from individuals who were smuggling them into the country in Imo/Abia & Edo/Delta commands.
The Comptroller of Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Owerri command, Comptroller Kayode Olusemire, made the announcement on Wednesday, in Benin, while he was taking newsmen around showing them the latest contrabands which the men in that unit have seized from smugglers.
He said that the auction will be done through electronic means (online) for one month. And the scheduled days are every Mondays and Wednesday just for a month.
Comptroller Olusemire explained that any member of the public who is interested in buying any of the seized goods should log into the portal created for the purpose and check out the goods listed there to make a selection. Heres a link to the portal-NCS E-Auction portal.
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According to him, the seized goods that will be auctioned online include Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Mercedes, and other vehicles from different brands. Also, put up for auction on the portal are other intercepted goods.
If you are interested in buying any of these seized cars, then check their auction portal
Naijauto gathered that the reason why the commission resorted to the use of electronic means to sell the intercepted goods was to create room for transparency.
Olusemire pointed out that among the latest goods that were seized which had a duty paid value (DPV) worth ₦161 million are eight luxury cars. The other goods seized by the command are over 1,000,572 bags of rice which has a duty paid value of ₦31 million, foreign spices and fake drugs comprising of cannabis.
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