Customs intercepts cache of ammunition at Tincan port - THE GUARDIAN
By Salaimon Salau (Lagos) and Rauf Oyewole (Bauchi)
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday announced the seizure of cache of ammunition at the Tincan Island port in Lagos.
Public Relations Officer (PRO), Tincan Island Command of the NCS, Uche Ejesieme, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the ammunition were intercepted in two separate operations carried out on July 9 and 10, 2018.
These, according to him, include 150 rounds of live ammunition, 28 pieces of various sizes of Jack Knives, 149 rounds of 38mm caliber live ammunition, 92 rounds of 9mm caliber live ammunition, two rounds of 7.62mm caliber live ammunition 11 cartridges of live ammunition, 12 expended empty shells of various calibers and one empty magazine.
Also, operatives of the Comptroller-General of the service’s strike force have intercepted unprocessed woods worth over N48 million in Apapa.
Ejesieme said three suspects had been arrested in connection with the consignments, while the vehicle and the ammunition were currently being detained at the enforcement unit pending further investigations.
Following this discovery, Customs Area Controller, Musa Baba Abdullahi, directed the transfer of the suspicious containers to the Enforcement Unit, where they were examined and found to contain the items.
Meanwhile, Federal Unit, Zone D in Bauchi, has lamented the activities of hoodlums engaging in illegal trade on the Bauchi-Kano Road, saying the unscrupulous elements were wagging a war against its officials.
The Unit Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Isah, who told The Guardian in Bauchi of its efforts to get rid of illegal trading in the area, urged businessmen to desist from importing unauthorised products such as rice, used clothes and groundnut oil, among others, into the country.