The Nigeria Customs Service at the Tin-Can Island command has intercepted a 20-feet container marked GESU25255208, carrying 600 pieces of Jojef Magnum Black, Pump rifles, Jojef Magnum Silver pump action rifles, Jojef Magnum plastic single barrel, hunting gun pump action rifles all totalling 1,100.
The container which arrived Nigeria from Turkey, was labeled to be carrying wash hand basins.
The guns were discovered during an inspection by some officers in the command.
Controller General of Customs, Col. Ahmed Alli , who was at the command where the guns were intercepted and paraded before newsmen, said, “We have seized 1,100 weapons at Lagos port”.
“The weapons were concealed in a 1×20 ft container and they were discovered by custom officers who were carrying out 100 percent examination of the container”.
“Investigation has commenced. A customs officer, who is a suspect has been arrested”.
“A clerk there (at the Tin-Can Island command) has been arrested as well.”
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