Thursday, March 22, 2012

Customs seize (and destroy) 13 trucks of chicken

Only this morning, I read in the news that the Nigerian Customs Service seized, and DESTROYED frozen chicken worth N200 million!!!

Now, now, I am not sure - but in my opinion so long as there was nothing wrong with the frozen chicken (quality wise), then destroying (some of) it was equivalent to burning N200 million (original) Naira notes because someone had gotten them in a dubious manner.

If it was that the chicken had been imported in such a way as to avoid paying import duties, then the chicken should have been impounded (and kept in good condition) until the importer paid the appropriate duties plus an appropriate levy. And even if the importation of chicken is prohibited, then I am sure there are better ways to go about it than to destroy goods of such value.

My thoughts.

KOYE-LADELE Mogbekeloluwa, +2348062543654, koyegbeke at gmail (dot) com

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