Operatives of the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, have busted a syndicate that smuggled weapons into the country.
No fewer than 1,100 pump action rifles were loaded in a 20-foot container the gang shipped into the country.
Briefing Newsmen on Monday, the Controller General of Customs, Col. Ahmeed Alli, disclosed that the weapons, brought from Turkey, were concealed inside a container which Bill of Laden indicated was conveying wash hand basins.
He added that 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.
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