THE Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Saturday disclosed that the Roving Team of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone C has seized Container with number MRSU 3040288 found to carry military hard wears along Aba-Port Harcourt road.
Speaking to Tribune Online exclusively, the Customs Spokesman, Joseph Attah explained that the Service was forced to release sketchy details of the military hardware earlier before a press briefing because pictures of the seizures were already being circulated online.
According to Attah, “When the container was opened on Friday for inspection, we were shocked to see that some of the pictures if the seizure were already online.
“So to avoid an embarrassing scenario where scrupulous individuals will start posting online what is in or not in the seizure, I had to quickly ask for details of the seized item. A press briefing by the Controller, Federal Operations Unit, Zone C will be conducted in the cause of the week to give further details of the seizure
“As of now, when the container was taken to Owerri for proper examination in the presence of the representative of the Owner, the followings were discovered inside:
“11 bales containing new sets of Sawn Military Camouflage. Each bale contains 400 pairs of sawn military camouflage.
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“15 cartons containing Altama combat boots. Each carton contains 20 pears.
“Some sacks of the made-up garment.
“Seven wooden furniture kitchen cabinets.
“337 packs of new foreign tiles made in China.
“27 medical equipment and 34 rolls of water hose made in China, alongside some household items.
“Comptroller in charge of FOU, Zone C, Ahmed Azarema said the owner’s representative has been detained while the investigation to arrest and prosecute all those connected to this criminality has already commenced.”
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