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Customs Intercepts Arms, Military Uniforms At Lagos Port

A source within the service told Channels Television that other items recovered were military camouflage and substances suspected to be illicit drugs.


Some of the arms intercepted by the agency.

 

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tin-Can Island Command, has intercepted some arms and ammunition allegedly being smuggled into the country by some criminals.

A source within the service told Channels Television that other items recovered were military camouflage, and substances suspected to be illicit drugs.

He added that the arms recovered were automatic single-barrel rifles and pump action guns.

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Though details of the interception are still sketchy, the recoveries were made during an inspection of consignments imported into the country.

However, the source could not confirm if any arrests were made.

This interception is coming barely eight months after the Comptroller-General of Customs Adewale Adeniyi, told journalists that two suspects were arrested in connection with the illegal importation of 31 arms of various types at Tin-Can and Multi-Purpose Terminals (PTML) ports in Lagos.