A cache of arms in a container has been found at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, the Nigerian Customs Service has said.
The Zonal Coordinator of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Asst. Comptroller-General Monday Abue, told reporters yesterday that the guns were imported from Turkey.
A suspect is being held in connection with the seizure, he added. His identity was not disclosed.
The guns were concealed in a 20ft container with Registration Number PONU210024 (1) 22G1, covered by bags of POP powder used for design of houses.
The importer declared the consignment as ANTISERA AND CANNULE (CHEMICAL FORMULA.)
This is the second time in three months that such a seizure has been made at the ports in Lagos.
Three months ago, the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Customs intercepted 660 pieces of pump action rifles at the Apapa port.
The Customs intercepted the container following a tip-off of the Tin Can Island Customs Command. The container was taken away by the Customs before a declaration was made by the importer’s clearing agent.