The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, has intercepted 751 live ammunition concealed in a cassava flour.
Hussein Ejibunu, the acting comptroller of the unit, disclosed this at a news conference in Lagos.
Ejibunu listed the seized items to include 856 jerrycans of 25 litres of fuel, 1,516 cartons of frozen poultry products, 751 pieces of AAA cartridges, and 70mm live ammunition were part of the seizures, as well as 18 units of motorcycles.
According to him, the other items are 635 cartons of wine, 1,046 pieces of used tyres, 21 cartons of cutlasses, 531 pieces of used compressors, 986 cartons of chocolate biscuits, and 229 wraps of 114.5kg Cannabis Sativa, NAN reports.
The official said that all the seized items had a duty paid value of N723, 288, 244.75.
The commander noted that the seizures are an indication of the unit’s readiness to make South-West Zone a non-fertile ground for smuggling to thrive.
He confirmed that the aforementioned items were intercepted at different flashpoints in the zone such as Ado-Odo, ldogo, Sokoto-ljoun, Ohunbe, llaro, Atan, Abeokuta/Sagamu Interchange and Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, as well as lseyin, lgboora, and lgbeti in Oyo State.
He added that smugglers had resorted to using motorcycles to smuggle rice through bush paths not accessible to vehicles.