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Nigeria Customs Service intercepts container laden with arms, ammunition at Tin-Can Island Port

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a container load of arms and ammunition at Tin-Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos.

Public Relations Officer of the Customs Tin-Can Island command, Uche Ejesieme, confirmed the development.

It was learnt that the ammunitions were falsely declared as plasma televisions, but later discovered the container was loaded with arms and ammunition after critical examinations by the customs.

Ejesieme said. “I wish therefore to confirm that a container suspected to be laden with arms and possibly ammunition was intercepted.

“Following this development, the command intimated the terminal operators and requested that the suspected container be transferred to our enforcement unit for 100% examination.

“This suffices that the information is still sketchy, but we do hope that comprehensive information would be availed after the 100% examination, following which we will communicate officially to the customs management as well our zonal coordinator in line with service protocol.”

The Guardian

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