Customs intercepts 751 live cartridges concealed in sacks of garri

The Special Assignment Team of Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ intercepted three Mazda Saloon cars loaded with cartridges concealed in sacks of cassava flour (garri) and parboiled rice.


The Acting Comptroller in Charge of the Unit, DC Hussein Ejibunu, disclosed this on Monday, September 27, in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the zone, DSC Theophilus Duniya.

According to the statement, the seizures were made while officers of the zone were on information patrol on Sunday at about 10pm along Igbora axis of Oyo State.


“It was reported that the drivers abandoned their vehicles on sighting the official vehicle. The items discovered during physical examination in the office included 751 pieces of AAA, 70mm live Lion Cartridges, sacks of cassava flour and sacks of parboiled rice,

“The vehicles including their contents have been deposited at the station for further investigation.” the statement read.


 Customs intercepts 751 live cartridges concealed in sacks of garri


Ejibunu called on all patriotic citizens to provide useful and timely information that would help in combating smuggling.


“Smuggling is the mother of all crimes hence the need to team up and fight it to the barest minimum,” he stated.


“It is an act of sabotage that should not be allowed to fester for a long time, most especially with the security challenges in the country. Information is key and germane towards the fight against this cankerworm called smuggling.”

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