Customs intercepts illegally imported military items at Lagos airport

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service have intercepted a large number of military items illegally brought into the country, through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The items, according to the Airport Command Comptroller, Shoboiki Jayne, were falsely declared.

She listed the items as military camouflage uniforms, bullet proof jackets, military helmets, military face caps, military vest of different camouflage colours, and air guns.

Customs intercepts military hardware in Lagos airport

Others are 20 pieces of assorted optical sight, wrapped in military uniform, bags of rifles and grenade launchers, handcuffs, police officers cardigans and drones.

She said, “Economic saboteurs should desist from illicit trade and allow sanity in our economy, as we must continue to carry out our statutory mandate of enforcing government trade policies.

“The clearing agents should enlighten importers to desist from bringing into the country items that are absolutely prohibited. Military hardware are not to be imported by individuals, but must come into the country with an End User Certificate.”

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