The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted 440 pieces of riffles at Tin Can Island Port, Lagos.
About three months ago, the Federal Operations Unit of the service had intercepted 660 pieces of pump action rifles at Apapa port also in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Displaying the guns to newsmen on Tuesday at the Tin-Can Island Command of Customs, Mr Monday Abueh, the Zonal Coordinator of Zone A’ , also an Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, said the imports originated from Turkey.
The guns were concealed in a 20-ft container no PONU210024 (1) 22G1 carrying POP powder used for design of houses.
He said the container was intercepted following intelligence obtained by the command. Abueh, who is also an Assistant Comptroller-General, said a suspect had been arrested in connection with the seizure. The service intercepted the container on Monday night.