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661 RIFLES Concerns grow over ‘sick’ scanners clearing deadly cargoes



As controversy continues to trail the container seized with 661 rifles, new facts emerged from Sunday Vanguard’s visit to the Apapa port, Lagos to have first hand information on how goods coming into the country are cleared and released.

Speaking under anonymity, a port user, who has been doing business in the port for over 15 years, warned that Nigeria may experience more influx of arms and ammunition if urgent steps are not taken to provide functional scanners in all the ports.

He explained that in international trade, even if you import a small handbag, the Customs must inspect it, and the agency has the right to seize any container coming into the country if offensive items are found in it.
Vanguard, February 26, 2017


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