Thursday, July 27, 2017

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.

16 comments:

  1. What do they want to do with the animals?

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  2. How is importing animals an offence

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    1. Animals like snakes,geckos siders etc,they are weapons of war. Govt should investigate it very well.

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  3. please find out what they intended to do with the animals and the picture and report back. I don`t know how hairy frog looklike

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  4. Boko-animals to be unleashed on innocent citizens.God pass them

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    1. i'm sure this must be the reason. God punish them, may they be attacked in the same way they planned to let others be attacked

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  5. Are they zoo owners?

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  6. They want to make money

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  7. lies, they would use them to unleash terror, hairy spiders are very poisonous and kill fast.

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