The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Command said it has transferred the recently intercepted 440 riffles and a suspect in connection with the arms to it Federal operations Unit, Zone A’ in Ikeja, for further investigation.
Uche Ejesieme, Public Relations Officer of the command, said a directive was given by Comptroller General of the NCS, Col. Hameed Ali, (retd.), to that effect.
The NCS, Tin Can Island Command had, on Tuesday, intercepted a container laden with 440 arms and ammunition of various sizes and designs.
Speaking during the seizure, the Zonal commander, Tin Can Island Command, Monday Abue, who represented the Comptroller General, said that the cargo was shipped from Turkey.
He said that the consignment was declared as Plaster of Paris by the importer.
He explained that the container with registration number PONU 210024/1 was picked up based on intelligence report.
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