Customs intercepts container loaded with arms at port complex.

The men of the Nigerian Custom Service on Tin Can Island command has confirmed the interception of a container suspected to be laden with arms and ammunition on Saturday.

“Following this development, the command intimated the terminal operators and requested that the suspected container be transferred to our enforcement unit for 100 per cent examination.

The owner of the container reportedly said the consignment contained electronics but the suspicious Customs officials, upon close examination of the cartons, discovered that they were filled with guns.

This was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Uche Ejesieme, in a statement.

He said, “The Command wish to confirm very categorically that during routine examination at the terminal B2 (Vehicle) of the TICT on Friday, 17th December 2021, our operatives stumbled on a suspected container laden with arms and possibly ammunition.

“We quickly sealed it up and intimated the terminal operators to quickly move the container to our enforcement unit where we hope to conduct 100 per cent examination by Monday morning.

“The information is still very sketchy as we speak. By the time we conduct comprehensive information, we will be able to avail the media with the circumstances and possibly the suspects.

“We are going to do a comprehensive investigation into this with a view to unravelling the criminal gang behind this and continue to decimate and degrade them.”


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