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Customs intercepts pistol, magazines at Tincan port; calls for investigation

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Segun Oladipupo
Tincan Island command.of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Sunday said it stumbled on a pistol with its magazine inside a Toyota Camry car at its exit port

The Customs Public Relations of Tincan, CSC Uche Ejesieme in a release on Sunday said that the arms and ammunitions were impounded at the Adobe Star logistics terminal while on routine examination on Saturday.

He added that the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi has called for immediate investigation into the import to unravel the importer for further investigations into the import of the consignee.

Full text of the statement stated,  “Our operatives at the five-star logistics terminal while on routine examination on the 28th day of August 2021, stumbled on a pistol with its magazine inside a Toyota camry car at the exit point.
Consequently and in line with our standard operating procedure (SOP), the DSS, police and other security Agencies were invited to the scene.

“Thereafter the exhibit was taken to the Customs Enforcement unit for safe custody pending a formal report to Customs headquarters on Monday for further directives.

“We are using this opportunity to once again advise importers and or their agents to desist from getting involved with such offensive imports, particularly items like this on the list of absolute prohition in view of the dire consequence.

“Meanwhile, the Customs Area Controller, Compt Musa Abdullahi has directed immediate investigation into the incident to unravel those behind  and ensure a truncation of their supply chain.”

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