Custom Boss explains how His Men seized almost 50 Boxes Containing Pump-action Rifles in Lagos

Hammed Alli

Hammed Alli, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has on Monday stated that operatives of NCS had intercepted 49 boxes that contained 661 pieces of pump action rifles in Lagos State.

He said officials of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A, Ikeja, intercepted a Mack truck with REG number BUG 256 XG, conveying a 40 feet container with number; PONU/825914/3 along Mile 2 Apapa Road in Lagos.
The Comptroller General noted that the seizure was commendable and represented the new normal rule in the service “where most officers and men are on a daily basis ensuring that illegalities are not allowed unchecked’’.
Alli said, “Government decided to prohibit the license of pump action therefore the importation and transaction is totally against the law.
“Such deadly contravention of the law is even more unacceptable considering the fragile security situation in some parts of the country.
“Investigation has already commenced and I have directed that the dragnet should be wide enough to fish out all persons involved in the importation and clearing of the consignment.

“Already three suspects have been arrested in connection with this illegal importation and the officers involved in the clearing of this container are with the comptroller under detention.”