Nigeria Customs intercepts 49 boxes containing 661 pieces of Pump Action Rifles, inside a 40ft container, in Lagos State. CG Customs said:
"Investigation has commenced & I've directed that dragnet shuld be wide enough to fish out all persons involved in importation‘’
Customs FOU while on patrol intercepted a Mark truck wt reg. no. BUG 265 XG conveying a 40ft container (PONU/825914/3) along Apapa rd, Lagos
Truck was taken to F.O.U. premises for examination & 49 boxes with 661 pieces of pump action rifles concealed with steel doors were revealed.
NAN quotes CG Customs, Hameed Ali as saying the Pump Action Rifles were under absolute prohibition and that its importation was illegal.
Arrested suspects are: Oscan Okafor (an importer), Mahmud Haruna (a clearing agent), Sadique Mustapha (leading arms to its destination).- CG
CG Ali says Customs officers involved in clearance of containers ARRESTED, already in custody of Comptroller Mahmud Haruna of FOU Zone “A’’.