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Tin-can Customs impounds guns, ammunition, drugs

The Tin-can Island Command has impounded 11 riffles, 6 pistols, 23 packages of heroin and Indian Hemp worth several millions of naira.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the seizure was made in a collaboration effort with other security agencies.

The Customs Area Controller, CAC of Tin-can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Dera Nnadi, said that the Command collected a total of N204,302 billion in about 10 weeks after he resumed office as CAC.
He explained that the arms and ammunition were intercepted at various times by officers and men of the Command.
Nandi said that had the weapons and illicit drugs found their way into the hands of kidnappers and terrorists, they would have been used to rain more havoc on the nation.
Nandi said some people were arrested in connection with the seizures, explaining that investigations were still ongoing to unravel the people behind the heinous crimes.
Nnadi, however, called on cargo stakeholders to join the efforts of the Command to achieve the aim of the Time Release Study, TRS.
While speaking, the Commandant Narcotics, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Tin Can Island Port, Mohammed Aminu Abubakar, commended the Nigeria Customs Service for working with the NDLEA towards eradication of inflow of narcotics into the country.
Abubakar maintained that the seizures were a product of the collaboration, calling on Customs agents to make it their duty to know their customers, importers and the kind of goods they import.

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