By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent, Lagos/
LAGOS- CONTROLLER of Customs, Tin- Can Island Port, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi has order in-depth investigation into the discovery of a Pistol loaded with magazines abandoned in a Toyota Camry car ostensibly by an importer.
The discovery was made known by a statement signed by the Command’s spokesperson, Uche Ejesieme and made available to CrimeWorld magazine online weekend; adding that operatives discovered the arms and ammunition during on August 28, 2021 while on a routine examination of cleared items.
According to him, “Operatives at the five-star logistics terminal on routine examination on August 28, 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. Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi has advised importers and their agents to desist from getting involved with such offensive imports, particularly items on the list of absolute prohibition in view of the dire consequence.
He has therefore, directed an immediate investigation into the incident to unravel those behind the infraction and ensure a truncation of their supply chain.”
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