PHOTOS: Nigeria Customs intercepts 1,100 guns at the Tincan Island Port


The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Command, has intercepted 1,100  pump action riffles loaded in a 20 foot container.

The syndicate that specialises in smuggling weapons into the country was also nabbed.

The weapons were brought from Turkey and concealed inside a container which Bill of Laden indicated it was conveying wash hand basins. 







Briefing newsmen Monday on the seizure, Controller General of Customs, Col. Ahmeed Alli , disclosed that already a Customs officer suspected to have cut the seal of the container without following due process, as well as a clerk  at the command had been arrested in connection with the discovery. 

Details later …

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