Customs at TinCan Island Port intercepts arms, ammunition

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* Compt Musa orders immediate investigation to unravel the syndicates

(Report by Udeme Clement):

The news reaching our platform revealed that operatives of the TinCan Island Port Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have seized arms and ammunition during routine examination.

Our Correspendent gathered that the arms were concealed in Toyota Camry but the officers with their eagle-eye uncovered the offensive items.

Confirming the latest seizure, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the Command, Mr Uche Ejesieme, said; “Our operatives at the five-star logistics terminal while on routine examination on August 28, 2021, stumbled on a pistol with its magazine inside a Toyota camry car at the exit point”.

He added; “in line with our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP),the DSS, Police and other security Agencies were invited to the scene.

“Thereafter the exhibits were taken to Customs Enforcement Unit for safe custody, pending a formal report to Customs headquarters on Monday for further directives.”

His assertion:
“We are using this opportunity to once again advise importers and their agents to desist from getting involved in such offensive imports, particularly items like these on the list of Absolute Prohition in view of the dire consequences.”

Meanwhile the Customs Area Controller (CAC), of the Command, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi has directed immediate investigation into the case, in order to unravel the syndicates behind it; and to ensure a truncation of their supply chain”.

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