The Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Zone (C) Owerri has intercepted over three thousand cartridges of live ammunition at a check point located in Elele Port Harcourt court road in Rivers state.
The Comptroller in charge of the Zone Mr. Kayode Olusemire while displaying seized goods in Owerri said the ammunition were concealed in a vehicle conveying goods from Onitsha to Port Harcourt but it took the eagle eyed men of his zone to uncover the consignment.
Mr. Olusemire explained that two persons who were conveying the illicit goods had been arrested while efforts were on to apprehend others involved in the act.
Mr. Olusemire said about three thousand bags of foreign rice concealed in both private and commercial vehicles were equally seized on transit by his men in Imo, Abia and Rivers States since March this year noting that the fight against importation of rice was being intensified.
The Comptroller also displayed over eight thousand cartons of imported vegetable oil loaded in six trucks, three hundred pieces of used tyres and one hundred and eighty two bales of used clothes.
Our Correspondent reports that goods seized by the Service within the last three months had duty paid value of over four hundred million naira.