Customs Intercept Live Ammunition Concealed in Bags of Rice, Shares Photos

Customs Intercept Live Ammunition Concealed in Bags of Rice, Shares Photos

  • Ogun customs makes some stunning revelations about the activities of smugglers in the state
  • The customs in Ogun area 1 command discovered live ammunition hidden in bags of rice by smugglers
  • Amadu Shuaibu, the command commander, confirmed the development to newsmen on Wednesday and vowed to combat smuggling activities in its entirety journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Ogun state, Abeokuta - The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ogun state command, on Wednesday, November 29, disclosed it intercepted 975 rounds of red star live cartridges concealed in five bags of rice.

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Ogun Customs nab smugglers who hid ammunition in bags of rice. Photo credit: @CustomsNG
Source: Twitter

Customs clampdown on smugglers in Ogun state, discover ammunition in rice bags

The ammunition was hidden in a bush along Palace/Ayetoro Road in the Imeko Afon local government area of the state.

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The seizure was said to have been made on Monday, November 27, following an intelligence report after which some officials were deployed to confront those bringing the ammunition into the country.

The acting customs area controller, Ogun area 1 command, deputy comptroller Amadu Shuaibu, confirmed the development to newsmen at the Idiroko border on Wednesday.

In a statement issued via its website and shared on its X page (formerly Twitter), Shuaibu reiterated the command's resolve to promote national security and the country's economic well-being.

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