The Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs intercepted a cache of arms and ammunition believed to be smuggled into the country by a criminal gang,Daily Trust reports.

Among the seized items were military camouflage and illicit drugs like Colorado. The recovered arms included automatic single barrel rifles and pump-action guns. Details of the interception were still vague at the time of the press release, but sources indicated that the arms were discovered during an inspection of imported consignments.

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It remains unclear whether any arrests have been made. This interception follows closely on the heels of a similar incident eight months prior, where Customs seized 31 arms of various types at Tin-Can and Multi-Purpose Terminals (PTML) ports in Lagos.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Mr. Adewale Adeniyi, had informed journalists then that two suspects were arrested in connection with the seizure.


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