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    Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    Nigerian Customs uncovers 475 arms in Apapa


    The Tin Can Island Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Tuesday uncovered a container suspected to contain yet another cache of arms imported from Turkey.
    This is coming barely a week after the command intercepted a 20-foot container laden with 1,100 pump action rifles.
    The container with number, CMAU189817/8 is believed to contain about 475 sets of pump-action riffles reportedly belonging to the same importer of the last one.
    Daily Sun quoted a source as saying that the rifles were concealed with small connecting pipes.
    “The container is owned by the same importer of the 1,100 guns. After a detailed profiling of the importer ordered by the Area Controller, it was discovered that he still has another container inside the port.
    “So, officers were asked to fish out the container for examination. But I don’t know why they are hiding the identity of the importer”, the source hinted.
    When contacted, the National Public Relations Officer of the service, Joseph Attah, said a container was suspected and it has not been examined to know what is inside.
    “Let’s not speculate about arms, please. A container is being suspected and examination will reveal whatever is inside,” he pleaded.
    Recall that just last week ago, operatives of the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, busted a syndicate that smuggled weapons into the country.
    No fewer than 1,100 pump action rifles were loaded in the 20 foot container the gang shipped in.

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