The Nigerian Custom Service, Tin Can Island Command have impounded 1,100 pump action rifles. About 2110 pump action rifles so far impounded in Lagos alone in the last seven months.
The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Custom Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) who confirmed the seizure said that the weapons were fearfully concealed in a 1x 20 ft container.
He said that the weapons were discovered by customs officers who were carrying out 100% examination of the container. The syndicate that specialises in smuggling weapons into the country was also nabbed.
The weapons were brought from Turkey and concealed inside a container. The Comptroller General of Customs , Col.Ahmeed Ali disclosed that, already a Custom officer suspected to have cut the seal of the container without following due process, as well as a clerk at the command had been arrested in connection with the discovery.