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Customs Intercept US Returnee With Firearms At MMIA, Lagos

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport while on routine examination at the ‘D’ wing of the arrival hall at about 1105 hours on 13th April 2022 intercepted a Pistol with 2 magazines containing 26 rounds of ammunition in a baggage belonging to one Mr. Afolabi Olumide with Passport number B50120017 who arrived from Washington DC via United Airlines.

DSC Victor Osagbor, the NCS Public Relations Officer at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command revealed this in a statement.

“The suspected passenger had earlier been accused by Nigeria Immigration Service of illegally being in possession of 2 International Passports.

“The importation of the firearm contravenes Schedule 4 of the Customs and Excise and Management Act which is an Absolute Prohibition.

“NCS MMIA COMMAND has since handed over the suspect and the Arms to the Department of States Services.” the statement read.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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