Customs intercepts arms and ammunition concealed in local rice bags

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RAZORNEWS NIGERIA | December 14, 2020

The Operatives of Nigeria Customs Service, Federal operation unit zone B, on information patrol along Yauri, Zamare water side in Kebbi State, intercepted a truck loaded with locally produced rice with some sacks concealed under the rice.


“Upon careful examination the bags were found to contain 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges”

“Three (3) were immediately arrested and are being detained while preliminary investigation is ongoing”

Confirming the report in a Press statement issued by the Customs National Spokesperson, DC Joseph Attah, said the seizure was effected by an information patrol along Yauri, Zamare water side.

Attah said the intercepted truck was loaded with locally produced rice with some sacks hiding the prohibited items concealed under the rice.

According to DC Attah, the crack operatives of the Service made the discovery through a reliable information about the truck contents.

Attah revealed that the truck driver and the motor boy arrested were surprised on the Customs keen interest in searching their vehicle and later saw the contents concealed in the locally made rice.

Meanwhile, the Controller of FOU, Zone B, Hamisu Albashir describes the feat as a signal to all those who may be planning to bring any harmful item (s) into the country through zone B.

He calls on members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information for effective border security.

“He calls on members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information for effective border security” Attah said.

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