Officers of the Nigerian Custom Service, Tin-Can Island Command have again seized1,100 pump action rifles bringing the pump action rifles impounded to a total of 2110 pump in Lagos alone in the last seven months.
The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Custom Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) confirming the news said the guns were seizure fearfully concealed in a 1×20 ft container and discovered by officers who were carrying out 100% examination of the container.
He also revealed that the syndicate that specialises in smuggling weapons into the country have been 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.