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Customs Hands Over 6,240 Explosives Intercepted In 2022 To DSS

The Comptroller said the handing over of the items to the DSS by the customs was done in the spirit of interagency collaboration and for continued investigation.


 

The Kebbi Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has handed over 6,240 pieces of cap-sensitive dynamite explosives intercepted along the Yauri/Jega road in 2022 to the Department of State Services (DSS). 

They were being taken to an unknown destination.

The Kebbi Area Comptroller of Customs, Iheanacho Ojike, said the dynamites were intercepted by the joint border patrol team of Customs, Army, Police, Immigration, and the DSS while on intelligence-based patrol.

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Customs said the handing over was done in the spirit of inter-agency collaboration.

 

Iheanacho said a joint examination was conducted in the presence of relevant units of the Customs, and Police, and the suspected items were found to contain 40 cartons and sacks totaling 6,240 pieces of cap-sensitive dynamite explosives (super power 90).

The comptroller said the handing over of the items to the DSS by the Customs was done in the spirit of interagency collaboration and for continued investigation.

Receiving the explosive from the customs comptroller on behalf of the State Director of DSS, the Deputy Director of DSS, Anthony Oduwalu commended the Customs and pledged that the interagency collaboration would be sustained.