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Breaking: Customs  uncovers 1,100 weapons

Customs officer, clerk arrested

By Evelyn Usman and Godwin Oritse

Operatives of the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service,NIS  have smashed a syndicate that specialised in smuggling weapons into the country,  discovering 1,100  pump action riffles loaded  in a 20 foot container.

The weapons discovered  to have bring brought from Turkey, were concealed inside a container which Bill of Laden indicated it was conveying wash hand basins.

Briefing newsmen Mond

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ay on the seizure,  Controller General of Customs, Col. Ahmeed Alli , disclosed that already a Customs officer suspected to have cut the seal of the container without following due process, as well as a clerk  at the command had been arrested in connection with the discovery.
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