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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Nigeria Customs earlier intercepted 440 Pump Action Riffles & has today made an official statement on the issues

Nigeria Customs earlier intercepted 440 Pump Action Riffles & has today made an official statement on the issues

Sequel to the renewed vigour and enthusiasm for effective Service delivery by the Nigeria Customs Service, the Tincan Island Command intercepted a total of 440 pieces of assorted Pump Action Riffles.


Speaking with Journalists at the Enforcement section of the Unit, the Customs Area Controller, BASHAR YUSUF who introduced the subject to the media, stated that  the seizure was effected through intelligence which necessitated the segregation of the 1 x 20ft container to the Enforcement Unit for physical examination.

Speaking further, the Zonal Co-ordinator Zone ‘A’, ACG ABUE, M. N mni, commended the controller for the spectacular seizure and described the Area Controller as a quintessential officer who have been contributing immensely to the success story of the Service. 

In his narrative, he confirmed the earlier assertion by the Area Controller that the seizure was based on intelligence.  The Customs Area Controller gave the breakdown of the seizures as follows;
i. 100 PIECES BLACK TORNADO SINGLE BARREL RIFLES.
ii. 75 PIECES SILVER MAGNUM SINGLE BARREL RIFLES.
iii. 50 PIECES OF ALTER PUMP ACTION RIFLES.
iv. 215 PIECES BLACK SINGLE BARREL RIFLES.
v. 164 PIECES OF RIFLE NOZZLE.
vi. 103 PIECES OF ARMS GRIPS.
vii. 110 PIECES OF TRIGGER.
viii. 113 PIECES OF ARM GUARD.
ix. 107 PIECES OF BRIDGE BLOCK.
x. 122 PIECES OF ALLEN KEYS.
xi. 117 PIECES OF ASSEMBLE BUTT
xii. 516 5OKG  BAGS OF POP CEMENT.

Answering questions from the media on the circumstance surrounding the seizure, the Customs Area Controller hinted that the importer declared the consignment as ANTISERA AND CANNULE

He stated that based on intelligence, the 1 x 20ft container was brought down to the Enforcement Unit of the Command, where a 100% physical examination was conducted which revealed all the items mentioned earlier.

Speaking further on the status of the seizure, the Customs Area Controller stated that investigation is still ongoing with a view to unraveling those behind the importation and that further profiling of the importer will be carried out to get other details.

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