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Customs intercepts truck with 73 locally made guns, arrests three suspects

Segun Oladipupo.  |.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Sunday night, said it intercepted a truck carrying locally made rice with concealed 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges along Yauri, Zamare water side
National Public Relations Officer (NPRO) of Customs, Deputy Comptroller (DC) Joseph Attah stated this in a statement Sunday night.
 stated that three suspects arrested in connection with the crime are currently undergoing interrogation.
“Officers of  Nigeria Customs Service Federal operation unit zone B, on information patrol  along Yauri, Zamare water side intercepted a truck loaded with locally produced rice with some sacks concealed under the rice.
“Upon careful examination the bags were found to contain 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges.
“Three (3) were immediately arrested and are being detained while preliminary investigation is ongoing.”
He said that the Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone B, Controller Hamisu Albashir while describing the arrest as a great feat, also called on community dwellers to provide credible information to the Service to be able to curtail insecurity in the zone.
Attah said, “Controller of FOU, Zone B, Hamisu Albashir describes the feat as a signal to all those who may be planning to bring any harmful item(s) into the country through zone B.
“He calls on members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information  for effective border security,” he concluded

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