The Nigeria Customs Service has announced that it has intercepted two Italian-made magnum data pump action of eight rounds, 200 set of military camouflage, 4,375 pieces of live ammunition being conveyed in a truck that bears the inscription: Gini Ka Chukwu in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Also found in the intercepted truck are 1,160 packets of codeine and over 300 pieces of Tramadol, among others.
The Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Kayode Olusemire told news men today, Tuesday in Owerri that the operation was conducted by the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ of the Service, adding that the truck was tracked by the intelligence officer of the unit.
“There was no tip off, but the eagle-eyed operatives of the unit suspected the truck. It was in the course of the dogged search that these exhibits were discovered.”
According to Kayode Olusemire, the truck was seized along the 9th Mile, Enugu road, adding that that three suspects were arrested, and that they would be arraigned at the Federal High Court, Owerri tomorrow, Wednesday.