The Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), Niger Area Command, said it had collected about N1.2 billion as revenue from January to May 2017.
The area command comprised of Niger, Kogi and Kwara.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, ASC Lomba Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday.
He said that the area command had deployed well trained personnel to prevent any form of smuggling in the area.
“We have deployed well trained security personnel to check the activities of smugglers in Banana border post,” Benjamin said.
He explained that the command had also blocked all identified smuggling routes in the three states.
The command spokesman appealed for support from members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and other stakeholders in the effort to stem smuggling activities.
He also urged traditional rulers especially those living in border communities, to educate their people on the negative effect of smuggling on the nation’s economy.