Updated: March 5, 2021
The Nigeria Customs Service (NSC) has seized a container with smuggled military equipment.
Items seized included 11 bales containing new sets of sawn military camouflage. Each bale contained 400 pairs of sawn military camouflage.
There were also 15 cartons containing Altama combat boots. Each carton contained 20 pears, said Joseph Attah, Public Relations Officer for the NCS.
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The Roving Team of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone C of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Owerri has seized a Container NO-MRSU 3040288 found to carry military hard wears along Aba- Port Harcourt road.
The container was taken to Owerri where proper examination was carried out in the presence of the representative of the Owner which revealed the followings:
- Eleven (11) bales containing new sets of sawn military camouflage. Each bale contain 400 pairs of sawn military camouflage.
Fifteen (15) cartons containing Altama combat boots. Each carton contains 20 pears.
Some sacks of made up garment.
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Seven (7) wooden furniture kitchen cabinets.
Three hundred and thirty seven (337) packs of new foreign tiles. Made in china.
Twenty seven (27) medical equipment. Made in china.
Thirty four (34) rolls of water hose. Made in china.
Some household items.
Comptroller in charge of FOU, Zone C, Ahmed Azarema said the owner’s representative has been detained while investigation to get all those connected to this criminality has already commenced.
Joseph Attah, Public Relations Officer, For Comptroller General of Customs