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FOU takes over probe of 440 seized arms

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Anna Okon

The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island command, has transferred the recently intercepted  440 riffles and the suspect that was arrested in connection with the arms to the NCS, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A’ Ikeja,  for further investigation.

This, according to the Public Relations Officer of the command, Uche Ejesieme, followed a directive from the Comptroller General of NCS, Col. Hameed Ali, (Rtd), to that effect.

READ: Customs seize container with 440 guns imported from Turkey

The NCS, Tin Can Island command had on Tuesday intercepted a container laden with 440 arms and amunitions of various sizes and designs.

Speaking during the seizure, the zonal commander, Tin can Island command,  Monday Abue, who represented the Comptroller General, said that the cargo was shipped from Turkey.

He said that the consignment was declared as Plaster of Paris by the importer.

He explained that the container with registration number PONU 210024/1, was picked up based on intelligence report.

According to him, the pump action rifles were manufactured in United States of America and Italy.

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