In Nigeria: Customs official confiscate 1,000 rifles

In Nigeria: Customs official confiscate 1,000 rifles

Information gathered by BBC hausa indicates that  Officials of the Nigerian Customs in the commercial capital Lagos, have confiscated a container carrying more than 1,000 rifles which is said to have been illegally imported from Turkey.

Customs officer , Hamid Ali said the discovery was made on 6 September during a routine check of containers at the Tincan Island harbour.

Talking to the media today, September 11, he said the container had under disguise been registered as carrying “hand wash basins”.

Mr Ali told reporters that two people have been arrested in the operation.

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