Customs Impounds Weapons, Drones, Others At MMA Lagos


Customs has impounded weapons and drones amongst others at MMA Lagos.


PoliticalNews Nigeria stories that Customs has impounded one other cache of arms and different army gadgets illegally imported into the nation from Turkiye by way of the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport in Lagos.


This Nigeria information platform understands that fifty-five items of unassembled Jojef Magnum (Tomahawk) semi-automatic shotgun and different army and para-military {hardware} and accoutrement had been found neatly packed and hid inside different gadgets in a container.



It was the second such seizure of illegally imported arms in 48 hours made recognized by Customs.

On Tuesday, a container with 844 rifles and 112,500 rounds of ammunition was intercepted on the Onne Port in Port Harcourt.


Comptroller-Normal of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Adewale Adeniyi, who introduced the newest arms seizure in Lagos, stated: “Appearing on credible intelligence from our native and worldwide collaborators, on 19 June 2024, we deployed personnel to man all of the exit factors successfully and mandated our officers to conduct 100 per cent examination of all consignments.”


In keeping with him, this led to the invention of this cargo.

The gadgets embody 148 items of drones, 172 items of ballistic vests, one piece of ballistic helmet, eight items of walkie-talkies, and 9,172 items of army and para-military badges.


Different seized gadgets are 20 items of camouflage uniform, 100 items of camouflage vests, 172 items of Camouflage caps and 120 items of binoculars.


The whole payable responsibility worth on the gadgets is N1.56billion.

One suspect has been arrested in reference to the legal act, Adeniyi added.


Just lately, Customs impounded 11 rifles and 6 pistols amongst different gadgets on the airport in Lagos.

On what will probably be completed with the seized gadgets, Adeniyi stated: “Counting on the related provisions of the Nigeria Customs Service Act 2023, the next selections have been taken on the illicit gadgets:

“The 55 items of unassembled Jojef Magnum semi-automatic shotgun are hereby seized, with the concealing gadgets.


“The gadgets could be handed over to the Coordinator of the Nationwide Centre for the Management of Small Arms and Mild Weapons, below the workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser, for diligent investigation and prosecution.


“The suspect arrested will probably be handed over to the centre for additional processing.

“We are going to work diligently with different companies of presidency to apprehend all different events to this illicit importation.


“All different managed gadgets imported with out the requisite end-user certificates are hereby seized.

“Officers whose diligence, integrity and dedication to responsibility resulted on this exceptional seizure could be adequately rewarded in a fashion supplied by the Nigeria Customs Service Act 2023.

“This seizure sends an unequivocal warning to anybody contemplating comparable illicit importation.


“The Service is relentless in its pursuit of securing our nationwide frontiers and fostering nationwide safety.


“Underneath my management, the Service is not going to condone any act that threatens this nation’s nationwide safety and {economic} prosperity.”

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