Customs Seize Large Chunk Of Ammunition From Smugglers In Ogun State

The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Command, has intercepted 1,480 cartridges of live ammunition concealed in 15 bags of rice from smugglers along the Abeokuta-Igboora bush path.

The Area Comptroller of the state command, Mr. Haruna Mamudu, on Monday said his men got wind of the illegal movement of the ammunition and had laid an ambush for the criminals, who appeared to have got wind of customs’ plan.

Mamudu explained that the smugglers later abandoned the ammunition cleverly stuffed into the bags of rice and fled into the bush.

He said, the command also made a seizure of nine sacks of Indian hemp at the Imeko area of the state.

Mamudu said, “This is one of the tactics being adopted by smugglers, which we are already aware of. Recently we made the same type of seizure of ammunition at the Imeko area.

“Given the security challenges in the country occasioned by insurgency, the command has re-arranged its anti-smuggling strategy and the result is what you are seeing today.”

The area comptroller said the command would hand over the ammunition to the police, the appropriate government agency concerned with arms and ammunition.

Stressing that the border areas were more secured, Mamudu warned those who were into smuggling to desist or face the wrath of the law.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s Ogun State principal staff in charge of intelligence, Mr. Abdullahi Sardauna, who was at the customs briefing, said each of the bags of Indian hemp weighed eight kilogrammes.

He said the agency had a good working relationship with the Nigeria Customs Service.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. New plan deal of customs n smuggler!
    Caption pack there n go we wil come n shot on d air wit a pretence dat we are pusuing u guys while u guys elope.
    Where are d perpetrator d smuggler?
    D answers remain d same always they elope n its making things difficult all d time fo dis our country n its even given criminal
    free haven to run there evil motive bringing all d dangerious weapons tru our poorest border . May God help us n touch d heart of our men n officer of custom n all law enforcement angecies from their sick fo money as a result dat hv made insurgent a birth place in dis country Nigeria Amen.

  2. Just bcos of ppl to thing dat they are realy doing good job out there; bt all na fake jo...

  3. Jst bcos of ppl to think dat they are realy doing good job out there; let me tell u all na fake jo....

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