Customs Officers With Eagle-Eyes :
* How Comptroller Kayode and his men uncovered 3,122 live ammunition concealed with computers
* Arrested 2 suspects
By Udeme Clement:
The Customs Area Controller, CAC, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘C’, Owerri, of Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Olusemire Kayode, has revealed that the 3,122 live ammunition seized by his Unit were concealed with computers.
He said that such level of concealment was a deliberate attempt by the smugglers to escape security checks, but his well trained operatives uncovered their criminal act and swiftly intercepted the ammunition.
Addressing Journalists in Owerri, the CAC further disclosed that the dangerous weapons were intercepted along Elele, Port Harcourt axis during operations.
According to him, “The Unit through intelligence arrested two suspects in connection with the seized ammunition”.
He informed, “The means of conveyance used in carrying the ammunition is a waybill vehicle. In Customs, we call it groupage.
“We are tracing the syndicates behind this crime. We are synergising with other security agencies to track them down.”
Apparently, Comptroller Kayode and his men have averted what would constituted more security crisis in the country, if such large numbers of ammunition had entered the wrong hands.
What is most outstanding about this seizure of ammunition is the tactics used by Customs officers to uncover the items, notwithstanding the sophisticated technique used by smugglers to conceal them.
Only officers with eagle-eyes are capable of exposing such organised-crime.
With their level of intelligence, one can rightly conclude that Comptroller Kayode and his men have eagle-eyes, with the focal foveae to look straight ahead, beside, behind and backward simultaneously, with strong visual acuity that enables them to spot prohibited items smuggled into the country through the back door.