LAGOS— within a week after intercepting a 20-foot container load of 1,100 pump action rifles, the Tin Can Island Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Monday, discovered yet another set of 475 rifles shipped in by the same importer.
Traitnews investigation revealed that the riffles were uncovered after the customs area controller of the command, Comptroller Bashir Yussuf, ordered a detailed profiling of the importer of the 1,100 rifles intercepted last week.
The container, belonging to the same importer, with marked CMAU189817/8. This is the fourth seizure at Tin Can Island Port within eight months. Recall that Customs arrested four persons but disclosed only two to the press. One of those arrested is said to be a senior staff of Tin Can Island Container Terminal, TICT.