Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tin Can Island Command, has intercepted a pistol inside an imported 2003 Toyota Camry during clearing from the Car Park C’ of the Tin Can Port.
Car Park ‘C’ is owned by Five Star Logistics Terminal.
It was gathered on Sunday that the vehicle was intercepted by the officer in charge of Car Park C, Assistant Comptroller, Usman.
Subsequently, the agent and importer were arrested and handed over to the enforcement team of the Tin Can Customs Command.
Confirming the report, the spokesman of the command, Uche Ejesieme, said: “Our operatives at the five-star logistics terminal while on routine examination on August 28, 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.”
He explained that 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 added: “The service was uusing this opportunity to advise importers and or their agents to desist from getting involved with such offensive imports particularly items like this on the list of absolute prohition in view of the dire consequence.”
Meanwhile, the Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi, has directed immediate investigation into the incident to unravel those behind it and ensure truncation of their supply chain.”