Customs Seizes 1,100 Illegal Firearms At Lagos Port
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized 1,100 firearms smuggled into the country at Tin-Can Island port, Lagos.
Joseph Attah, customs spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday.
Attah said the weapons – pump action rifles – were imported from Turkey.
“We have seized 1,100 weapons at Lagos port. They came from Turkey,” he said.
“Investigation has commenced. A customs officer, who is a suspect has been arrested. A clerk there (at the Tin-Can Island command) has been arrested as well.”
On May 23, the customs announced the seizure of a cache of arms – 440 rifles – imported from Turkey in Lagos.
In January, the service also disclosed that it seized 661 firearms on Apapa road, which were in truck headed for an unknown destination.