Customs intercept container load of arms, ammunition at TinCan port
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a container load of arms and ammunition at TinCan Island Port, Apapa, Lagos.
The Guardian gathered that the ammunitions were falsely declared as plasma televisions, but later discovered the container was loaded with arms and ammunition after critical examinations by the customs.
The Public Relations Officer, NCS, TinCan Island command, Uche Ejesieme confirmed the development.
“I wish therefore to confirm that a container suspected to be laden with arms and possibly ammunition was intercepted,” Ejesieme said.
“Following this development, the command intimated the terminal operators and requested that the suspected container be transferred to our enforcement unit for 100% examination.
“This suffices that the information is still sketchy but we do hope that comprehensive information would be availed after the 100% examination, following which we will communicate officially to the customs management as well our zonal coordinator in line with service protocol,” he said.