By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA—The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, yesterday said that it had seized 3000 short-gun cartridges allegedly smuggled into the country in the past three months.
Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital, the Area Controller, Mr. Ade Dosunmu disclosed this, adding that the command also seized 117 bags (392kg) of cannabis sativa, popularly known as Indian hemp worth over N1million.
Dosunmu said that Customsmen on patrol in Agosasa intercepted an unmarked Honda CRV conveying the 3000 Redstar Highspeed short-gun cartridges worth about N900,000.
He said that the driver of the CRV conveying the ammunition, before being arrested, escaped into the bush.
He, however, disclosed that, the Customs impounded 171 vehicles, 2058 cartons of frozen products , 465 kegs of 25litre vegetable oil, 112 kegs of 25litres of petrol and 567 bags of imported rice.