Customs Intercepts Commercial Bus Loaded with Hundreds of Pump Action Gun Cartridges
- Two people have been arrested by the Customs Service over alleged smuggling of ammunitions in Benue state
- Among items intercepted and recovered by the customs operatives of Sector 3, North Central Zone include 550 pump action gun cartridges
- Comptroller Olugboyega Peters, the coordinator of the team described the arrest as a big feat in light of the heightened insecurity
Kwara - No fewer than 550 pump action gun cartridges were intercepted in a commercial bus around Adikpo Junction, Benue state.
Channels TV reports that the bust was made by operatives of the Joint Border Patrol Team Sector 3, North Central Zone of the of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Comptroller Olugboyega Peters, the coordinator of the team disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara State.
According to Peters, the ammunitions were coming from Onitsha, Anambra state and were on the way to Taraba state before they were intercepted, The Punch added.
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The cordinator noted that based on intelligence report two black Bacco sacks were found to contain pump-action cartridges suspected to be smuggled into Nigeria.
He went on to note that immediately the ammunition, driver and the suspect were arrested and taken to Sector 3 Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara state.
Nigeria customs speaks as fake auctions, recruitment flood social media
In a previous report by Legit.ng, NCS warned the general public against the activities of internet fraudsters running fake recruitment and auctions.
The NCS in a statement released by its spokesman, Joseph Attah, and sighted by Legit.ng said its attention has been drawn to the proliferation of fake social media accounts impersonating senior customs officers to publicise fake auctions and recruitment exercise.
The statement noted that the miscreants behind the illegal activities are now using false testimonies by supposed beneficiaries of the auctions thanking senior customs officers for their alleged facilitation.
Reps member intercepted with 54 AK-47 rifles? Revelations emerge in video
Meanwhile, Honourable Chinedu Obidigwe, a member of the House of Representatives representing Anambra East and West, has reacted to claims that he was arrested by the police for gunrunning.
There were viral reports from some online local newspapers that Obidigwe's convoy was intercepted by a combined team of policemen and soldiers on Sunday, October 24.
Persons accompanying the lawmaker had with them not less than 54 Ak-47 Rifles, 119 Pump Actions, and other ammunition.