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