The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) over the weekend handed over the 661 pump-action rifles intercepted by the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A to the Department of State Security (DSS).
The CG who was represented by the Deputy Comptroller General, Enforcement, Inspection and Investigation, Dan Ugo handed over the seized rifles and the two suspects, Oscar Okafor (Importer) and Mahmud Hassan (Clearing Agent) to the Director-General, Department of State Security, Mr. Lawal Daura.
Ali charged Nigerians on more support for the service with necessary information that could assist the Service perform its statutory responsibilities better.
He stated that the interception of the arms was a clear indication of how committed and dedicated the Service is to the economy, security and wellbeing of the Country.
Recall that the roving team of the Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service on the 22nd of January 2017.
The rifles were laden in a Mack truck with registration number BDG 265 XG conveying a 1x40ft Container with Number: PONU/825914/3 before it was intercepted along Mile 2 Apapa road, Lagos.
The truck was immediately taken to the premises of FOU Zone A, Ikeja where Physical examination revealed 49 boxes containing a total number of 661 pieces of pump action rifles concealed with steal doors and other merchandize goods.