The Nigeria Customs Service has said its operatives intercepted nine containers carrying offensive items including arms, ammunition, Illicit drugs and second-hand clothes worth N13.9 billion.


The Comptroller-General, NCS, Adewale Adeniyi disclosed this in Onne Port, Rivers State, stating that one of the containers which originated from Turkey, based on the number of risk factors associated with the importation, became a subject of interest to the service.


Giving details of the container, the CG said, the importer tried to circumvent the procedure through the outlet of a private-bonded terminal, carrying 844 units of assorted riffles and 12,500 pieces of life ammunition, which he said were concealed with various items like doors, furniture fittings and leather bags.


He added that three suspects were arrested in connection with the seizures after securing a detention warrant from a competent court of justice.


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