In Lagos, Customs Intercepts A Gun-Laden Shipment
At Tin Can Island in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs Service apprehended a container laden with guns.
The item was detected during a normal search at the TICT’s terminal B2 (Vehicle), according to Uche Ejesieme, a spokesperson for Tin Can Customs.
The container’s owner allegedly declared the contents to be plasma televisions, but officers discovered firearms hidden in the facility, according to him.
Ejesieme also revealed that the container had been evacuated to the enforcement unit, where the proper processes would be followed to determine the consignment’s exact quantity.
The Customs spokesperson said;
“The officers intercepted a container loaded with weapons, but as we speak, what we have done as a command is that we have written to the terminal to evacuate the container immediately to enforcement unit for 100 per cent examination so that we can actually ascertain the quantity and other relevant information.
“So, as we speak, we expect the terminal to evacuate the container to the enforcement unit where we intend to strip it, and the quantity, names of people involved and other further information would be available.”
Ejesieme further stated that after the container has been thoroughly checked, the command will notify the customs high command in Abuja.
“This is why we have not issued an official statement regarding the seizure. As we speak, we do not have full details of who is behind the import, country of import and the model of guns.
“All these will be made known at the end of investigations. Most times, the suspect you see is those freight forwarders and agents coming for examination, but we are more interested in getting to the importer and everyone involved in that criminal importation to nip it in the bud.”