Nigeria Customs Confiscate Imported Weapons

Customs authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, have confiscated a container carrying more than 1,000 rifles, said to have been illegally imported from Turkey.

Customs officer Hamid Ali said the discovery was made on 6 September during a routine check of containers at the Tincan Island harbour.

Talking to the media in Lagos, he said the container had been registered as carrying “hand wash basins”.

Mr Ali told reporters that two people had been arrested in the operation.

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