Customs Service Arrests 28 Officers Following Interception of 1,500 Rifles at Tin Can Island Port

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By Jilams Odigwe

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Nigeria Customs Service arrested and detained 28 officers working at the Tin Can Island port on Wednesday, September 20TH following the interception of over 1,500 rifles. Vanguard reports. This development comes as a result of the determination of the command to fish out and prosecute officers who were part of the scheme. According to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, after the service has conducted a thorough investigation, the detained officers would be charged to court alongside their civilian collaborators.

However, some of the arrested officers may be released if the investigation proves that they are culpable as reports indicate that some of them were only involved in documentation but were unaware of what was contained in the cargo.

The weapons were discovered when operatives of the command busted a syndicate which specializes in smuggling weapons into the country.

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