The Nigeria Customs Service, Apapa Area 1 Command has impounded seven 20 feet containers carrying 10,000 cartons of pirated books, dictionaries and novels for Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
The command Public Relations Officer, Mr Timi Bomodi, who made this known in a statement on Thursday, said that the seizure had a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N35 million.
The statement said that the books imported from China were declared as Bibles with the intent of concealing their true identity.
According to the statement, one person has been arrested and released in connection with the seizure.
It said that the Area Controller of Customs, Alhaji Adamu Garko, reaffirmed the commitment of the service toward checkmating the nefarious activities of pirates and other importers, who engaged in illegal importation.
It said that the area controller warned unscrupulous importers to desist from their unwholesome actions.
The statement said that the area controller called on all government agencies to work collectively toward achieving a common purpose.
The statement said the consignments had been handed over to the Nigeria Copyrights Commission.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that NCS, in recent months, stepped up its anti-smuggling activities in line with Sections 47 and 48 of the Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA).