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Customs Command impounds 11 rifles, six pistols, ammunitions at Tin-Can Island Port  

The Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Friday disclosed that since January 2024 till date, it had intercepted 11 Rifles and six Pistols, including ammunition.

The Command said it also seized banned drugs in different containers at the Tin-Can Island Port.

The Customs Area Controller of the Tin-Can Island Port Command, Comptroller Dera Nnadi, told newsmen at a briefing that an ongoing investigation would not permit him to disclose the source of the arms and ammunition at this time.

Speaking on the seized items as well as on revenue generated, the Controller said, “The main reason for bringing all of us here today is to showcase the successes that we have recorded in partnering with our partner agencies in the area of enforcement.

“The Command anti-smuggling drive has yielded the following result: one 20P 9964 Rifle; another 20P 9964 Rifle; one Pump Action Rifle; one Practical Tactical 30H 80019922 Rifle; another 20P 992 Rifle; two AV Pump Action Rifle; and yet another P10115 Rifle.

“In total, we seized 11 Rifles and six Pistols from different containers imported into the country at different times.

“We also seized psychotropic substances imported into the country but were intercepted through collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

“Based on this collaboration, several kilograms of Cannabis Indica has been seized. In recent time, we have also seized 23 packages containing 23 kilograms of Heroin concealed in a container, the identity of which we sre still keeping secret due to ongoing investigation.

“Our vigor to make these seizures is in furtherance of the resolve of the Federal Government to make this country safe. We are all aware that the conveyers of this seizures intends to use them for nefarious activities which includes support to insurgents and kidnapping activities and other vices that are inimical to the well-being and security of our nation.

“In the area of revenue generation, for the first two months and 14 days of this year, the Tin-Can Customs Command has been able to generate N240,302,000,000.00. This is what we have generated from January to today, 15th of March, 2024.

“If you recall, our revenue target on a monthly basis is N94,000,000,000.00. What this means is that we have been able to surpass our expected revenue target of N188billion for January and February.

“By way of percentage, we have surpassed our January revenue target by 107 percent and also surpassed our February target by 141 percent. I will not give you the percentage for March because we are still in the middle of March.”



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