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Breaking: Nigeria Custom Seizes Container loaded with 1,100 pump action riffle



FILE PHOTO: Pump-action rifles intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service

A container-load of1,100  pump action riffles has been intercepted by Operatives of the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.

The weapons consignment was imported into Nigeria from Turkey, were concealed inside a container which Bill of Laden indicated it was conveying wash hand basins.

Briefing newsmen Monday on the seizure,  Controller General of Customs, Col. Ahmeed Alli , disclosed that already a Customs officer suspected to have cut the seal of the container without following due process, as well as a clerk  at the command had been arrested in connection with the discovery.

Naija News recall that precisely on he Nigeria Customs intercepted a Mack truck transporting 49 boxes of pump-action rifles along the Mile 2 Apapa Road.

The intercepted truck was carrying a fake manifest stating that it carried steel doors, before the customs officials discovered otherwise.

Likewise on the 23rd of May, 2017 A container-load of arms and ammunition was also intercepted by the Nigeria customs service (NCS) at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos state.

Source: Naija News