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Cache of Arms Intercepted at Lagos Sea Port


A container, concealing over 980 rounds of live 9mm ammunitions and one Taurus pistol with number THX43606, has been intercepted at the Tin Can Island Port, Lagos.

Also contained in the seized container were a pair of black boot, a military face cap, a pair of camouflage hand gloves and an army coloured plastic container.

The arms and ammunition were said to have been shipped into Nigeria from Europe.

The Customs Area Conmptroller, (CAC) of the Command, Yusuf Bashar who made this disclosure said that the healthy collaboration among security agencies working in the Command led to the interception.

He added all the contents of the box are prohibited items to be imported by any individual saying  that the are material that can only be imported by the military.

“We believe that there must be a sinister reason for the importation of the prohibited materials”, he added

According to Bashar, “there is a network for moving and distributing these arms and ammunition.”

He said that the cargoes were discovered in a one by forty foot container with number crhu452745/2.

Meanwhile, one person who claimed to be agent to the owner of the consignment has been arrested.

He has been handed over to the Department of State Security and presently helping to unravel the identities of those behind the importation of arms.


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