Operatives of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday intercepted live cartridges concealed in bags of cassava flour, popularly known as garri.
The items loaded in three Mazda saloon cars were seized by officers on patrol along the Igbora axis of Oyo State. According to reports, the drivers on sighting the officers, fled into the bush, leaving their vehicles behind.
The Public Relations Officer of the FOU, Theophilus Duniya,who confirmed the incident revealed that the items impounded included 751 pieces of AAA, 70mm live Lion Cartridges, sacks of cassava flour, and sacks of parboiled rice. He further explained that the vehicles, including their content, have been deposited at the unit’s headquarters for further investigation.
Reacting to the seizure, the Acting Customs Comptroller in charge of the FOU, Hussein Ejibunu, called on all patriotic citizens to provide useful and timely information that would help in combating smuggling.