Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, seizes over 1000 illegal pump action rifles at Lagos port (Photos)
The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, seized 1,100 firearms smuggled into the country at Tin-Can Island Port, Lagos.
Also, the NCS has impounded 1,100 pump action rifles.
This amount to about 2110 pump action rifles so far impounded in Lagos alone in the last seven months.
The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Custom Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) who confirmed the seizure said that the weapons were fearfully concealed in a 1×20 ft container.
The discovery was made by custom officers who were carrying out cross examination of the container.
The persons that specialises in the smuggling of weapons into the country were nabbed.
The weapons were brought from Turkey and concealed inside a container which Bill of Laden indicated it was conveying wash hand basins.
Controller General of Customs, Col. Ahmeed Alli, disclosed that, already, a Customs officer suspected to have cut the seal of the container without following due process, as well as a clerk at the command had been arrested in connection with the discovery.