The Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, has made some shocking discoveries following a dubious stunt pulled by smugglers in Oyo State.
A department in the NCS, the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, detected a well-concealed exhibit, disguised in a form that would be hardly noticeable by the naked eyes.
The Unit reportedly intercepted live cartridges concealed in bags of cassava flour, which is well known as garri in this part of the world.
On Monday, the Public Relations Officer, PRO, FOU, Theophilus Duniya, was speaking during a television interview when he made the revelation.
Duniya hinted that the items were loaded in three Mazda saloon cars and seized by officers on the Oyo State patrol at Igbora axis.
Nigerian Customs Service Confiscate Exhibits
Unfortunately, the PRO revealed that the officers could not apprehend the culprits. He said the drivers abandoned their vehicles and fled into the bush before the operatives recovered the items on sighting the officers.
According to him, the items impounded included 751 pieces of AAA, 70mm live Lion Cartridges, sacks of garri and parboiled rice.
Duniya stated that the vehicles, including the items, have been deposited at the Unit’s headquarters pending further investigation.