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General Customs Intercept Another 2,671 Pump Action Rifles


The Tin-Can Island Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 2,671 pump action rifles imported from Turkey through profiling approach.
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The Comptroller-General of NCS, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, told journalists in Lagos on Thursday that the seizure was the fourth at the Lagos port within eight months.
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He said that “following increased arms seizures in recent times, the Customs Area Controller of Tin-Can Port, Comptroller Yusuf Bashar, ordered a detailed profile of all imports, especially those coming from Turkey.
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“Customs decided to follow profiling approach of 100 per cent examination on containers, especially those from Turkey.” Ali said that the Bill of Lading of the container indicated Elbow Plumbing Plastics.
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According to him, the importer of the cargo is Great Oil and Gas Ltd and the vessel named “MV Arkas Africa” owned by Hull Blyth. He added that NCS would now be responsive and capable of meeting the challenges being posed and urged Nigerians to “remain vigilant to deal with enemies of the country.”
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The comptroller-general announced that he would meet with the ambassador of Turkey to discuss the continuous importation of containers of ammunition into Nigeria.

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