JUST IN! Custom Seizes 2,671 Powerful Rifles Imported Into The Country From Turkey (Photo)

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at 05:03 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted another 2,671 rifles illegally imported into Nigeria. The guns are alleged to have been imported from Turkey through profiling approach.
The Comptroller-General of NCS, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, told journalists in Lagos on Thursday that the seizure was the fourth at the Lagos ports within eight months.
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“Following the increase in the number of 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.
“Customs decided to follow profiling approach of 100 per cent examination on containers, especially those containers coming from Turkey.
“Tin-Can Customs command intercepted another 20ft container No CMAUI817/8 containing 470 pump action rifles, immediately the container landed from the port of origin to Nigerian ports.’’
The terminal operators have been was consequently directed to quarantine the container for analysis.
“The container was later transferred to the Enforcement Unit of the command where 100 per cent examination revealed 470 pump action rifles,” Ali said.
He said that the Bill of Lading of the container indicated Elbow Plumbing Plastics.
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 said that the NCS would now be responsive and capable of meeting the challenges being posed.
Ali urged Nigerians to rise up and remain vigilant to deal decisively with the enemies of the country, adding that this was what the Federal Government required all citizens to do.
The comptroller-general assured Nigerians that Customs officers were now on alert, following the directive he issued to all Customs area controllers on Wednesday.
Ali said that the management of the NCS had implemented a policy of rewarding good deeds as well as punishment for those who compromised.
He said that he would be having meeting with the ambassador of Turkey i n order to rub minds over continuous importation of containers of ammunitions into Nigeria.
Ali said that Customs would continue to subject all containers to 100 per cent examination until 80 per cent of the Customsvagents abide with global practices.
He said that some innocent importers were being affected as a result of constant false declaration of cargoes.
“We are going to subject all areas of Customs operations to 100 per cent examination to safeguard life of the citizens."

He, however, said that since the container belonged to the same importer of 1,100 refiles intercepted on Sept.11, investigation was on-going to fish out those connected with the container.
maizaxx at 05:10 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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I'm tired of hearing these stories, what we want to see is action. Let us convict the culprits. Thats what we want to hear and see now.
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ruthie at 05:12 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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GOOD...THIS IS WHAT KANU WANTED TO USE TO FIGHT THE BIAFRAN WAR...BUT GOD NO ALLOW IT....SHAME TO BAD PEOPLE!
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gogoman at 05:20 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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FG need to expel all turkey diplomat in naija asap!!
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follyflex at 05:24 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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See war coming.

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tegonwa at 05:33 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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From Turkey?You Say These Were From Turkey?Aaargh Nigeria Is In Trouble.So Hopeless!Nawaa O!
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kacylee at 06:00 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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Nnamdi Kanu Plans no work,... see God hand ooo
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OkeEyitayo at 06:09 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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God deliver Nigeria o from war
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Haso112 at 06:12 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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TURKEY AGAIN.... ABEG MAKE UNA FIND THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS THINGS, IT'S NOT HARD NOW... JUST TRACE THE SHIPMENT BACK TO THE SOURCE OF ORIGIN... HABA, ISN'T THAT WHY YOU GUYS HAVE THE BILL OF LADING.... WHETHER NA NNAMDI KANU OR NOT, WE REALLY DESERVE TO KNOW THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS....
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Mykie010 at 06:14 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: kacylee on 06:00 PM, 21 Sep 17
Nnamdi Kanu Plans no work,... see God hand ooo
I can tell u for free that its not nnamdi KANU,some criminal elements must be behind this
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osarobo62 at 06:23 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: Haso112 on 06:12 PM, 21 Sep 17
TURKEY AGAIN.... ABEG MAKE UNA FIND THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS THINGS, IT'S NOT HARD NOW... JUST TRACE THE SHIPMENT BACK TO THE SOURCE OF ORIGIN... HABA, ISN'T THAT WHY YOU GUYS HAVE THE BILL OF LADING.... WHETHER NA NNAMDI KANU OR NOT, WE REALLY DESERVE TO KNOW THE PEOPLE BEHIND THIS....
most likely, the address used will be an abandoned building, the credit card would be a stolen one,and the name of the shipper fake
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Haso112 at 06:43 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 06:23 PM, 21 Sep 17
most likely, the address used will be an abandoned building, the credit card would be a stolen one,and the name of the shipper fake

WELL YOU MAY BE RIGHT, BUT THEN ANYTHING IS TRACEABLE IN THIS TIMES...
THE ONLY QUESTION IS.... ARE YOU READY TO FIND IT? THESE ARE WEAPONS WE
ARE TALKING ABOUT, NOT TOYS... THE F.G REALLY NEEDS TO LOOK INTO THIS,
WHOEVER IS BEHIND IT REALLY WANTS TO DEPOPULATE NAIJA... I'VE ACTUALLY
LOST COUNT OF HOW MANY THEY CONFISCATED SO FAR......
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osarobo62 at 06:53 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: Haso112 on 06:43 PM, 21 Sep 17
WELL YOU MAY BE RIGHT, BUT THEN ANYTHING IS TRACEABLE IN THIS TIMES...
THE ONLY QUESTION IS.... ARE YOU READY TO FIND IT? THESE ARE WEAPONS WE
ARE TALKING ABOUT, NOT TOYS... THE F.G REALLY NEEDS TO LOOK INTO THIS,
WHOEVER IS BEHIND IT REALLY WANTS TO DEPOPULATE NAIJA... I'VE ACTUALLY
LOST COUNT OF HOW MANY THEY CONFISCATED SO FAR......
to get to the bottom of it, the Turkish govt and Intelligent services must be involved in the investigation.
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officynero at 07:09 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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God help us
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pricklong at 07:13 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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please give those weapons to the soldier or police  people
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Oworen25 at 07:15 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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Na wow oh person no dey play with una again?
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pricklong at 07:20 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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please give those weapons to the soldier or police  people
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willyking at 09:57 PM, 21 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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Very soon operation python dance will be force to change their name to be operation wahala dey  Angry
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samsonaje at 04:50 AM, 22 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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they should have wait for the receiver to come and clear them.then its easy to nap them.also trace back from the sender in turkey
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DrSoba at 05:01 AM, 22 Sep 17 (2 months ago)
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Well it is good they are buying weapons for Nigeria.
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