Operatives of the Tin Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service have intercepted a pistol with its magazine inside an imported Toyota Camry while the vehicle was exiting the port.
Public Relations Officer of the command, Uche Ejesieme, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday said the pistol was discovered during routine examination at Five Star Logistics terminal.
“Our operatives at the Five Star Logistics terminal while on routine examination on the 28th day of August 2021, stumbled on a pistol with its magazine inside a Toyota camry car at the exit point.
“Consequently and in line with our standard operating procedure (SOP), the DSS, police and other security agencies were invited to the scene.
“Thereafter the exhibit was taken to the Customs Enforcement unit for safe custody pending a formal report to customs headquarters on Monday for further directives,” he said.
Ejesieme, while advising importers and their agents to desist from getting involved with such offensive imports said the Controller of the Command, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi, has directed immediate investigation into the incident to unravel those behind the import and ensure a truncation of their supply chain.
“We are using this opportunity to once again advise importers and or their agents to desist from getting involved with such offensive imports particularly items like this on the list of Absolute prohibition in view of the dire consequence,” he said.