Kebbi Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has intercepted about 1,390 sacks of donkey meat put at the cost of N42 million in Yauri Junction of the state.
The Controller of the Area Command, Comptroller Joseph Attah, made this known on Wednesday while addressing journalists in Birnin Kebbi saying, the donkey meat was seized because donkeys were part of the endangered species that were prohibited from being killed.
According to him, the driver of the truck and owner of the goods had been arrested and they would soon be charged to court adding that the meat would be buried.
“Kebbi Area Command, while on routine patrol, intercepted a trailer with Registration Number ARG 323 XA loaded with donkey meat. The driver and one other occupant of the vehicle were immediately arrested and brought to the Command’s Headquarters with the offending item.
“Physical examination of the truck revealed that it was loaded with 1,390 sacks of donkey meat with a Duty Paid Value of N42,534,400. Illegal trade on endangered species such as donkeys is a contravention of Section 63 (b) of CEMA CAP C.45 LFN 2004.
“The over 42 million naira worth of donkey meat was destroyed with the representatives of Police, DSS and NESREA in attendance.”
Source:- Daily Trust