Customs seizes container laden with military gears in Onne

Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Customs Service, Mr Joseph Attah, said the Service seized a container load of military uniforms and other items on Thursday at the Onne Seaport.

Attah, in a statement made available to theportcitynews on Thursday, stated that examination of the container was conducted in the presence of the owner’s representative.

“The roving team of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C, have seized a container with registration number MRSU 3040288 found to carry military uniforms and other items.

“The container has been confiscated for proper examination.

“Each bale contains 400 pairs of sawn military camouflage, 15 cartons containing Altama combat boots; each carton contains 20 pairs and some sacks of made-up garments.

“Seven wooden furniture kitchen cabinets, 337 packs of new foreign tiles made in China, 27 medical equipment made in China, 34 rolls of water hose made in China and some household items,” Attah said.

According to the spokesman, the Comptroller in charge of FOU, Zone C, Ahmed Azarema, said the owner’s representative had been detained.

Attah said investigation to unravel all those connected to the issue had already commenced.

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