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    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Photos of the Pump Action rifles seized at Tin Can Island port


    The Tincan Island Command earlier today intercepted a total of 440 pieces of assorted Pump Action Riffles. ..

    Speaking with journalists at the Enforcement section of the Unit, the Customs Area Controller, Bashar Yusuf said that the seizure was effected through intelligence which necessitated the segregation of the 1 x 20ft container to the Enforcement Unit for physical examination.


    Speaking further, the Zonal Co-ordinator Zone ‘A’, ACG ABUE, M. N mni who represented the Comptroller-General, gave the breakdown of the seizures as follows;

     i. ONE HUNDRED (100) PIECES BLACK TORNADO SINGLE BARREL RIFLES.

    ii. SEVENTY-FIVE (75) PIECES SILVER MAGNUM SINGLE BARREL RIFLES.

    iii. FIFTY (50) PIECES OF ALTER PUMP ACTION RIFLES.
    iv. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN (215) PIECES BLACK SINGLE BARREL RIFLES.

    v. ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FOUR (164) PIECES OF RIFLE NOZZLE.

    vi. ONE HUNDRED AND THREE (103) PIECES OF ARMS GRIPS.

    vii. ONE HUNDRED AND TEN (110) PIECES OF TRIGGER.

    viii. ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN (113) PIECES OF ARM GUARD.

    ix. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN (107) PIECES OF BRIDGE BLOCK.

    x. ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-TWO (122) PIECES OF ALLEN KEYS.

    xi. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN (117) PIECES OF ASSEMBLE BUTT

    xii. FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN (516) 5OKG BAGS OF POP CEMENT.
    Answering questions from the media on the circumstance surrounding the seizure, the Customs Area Controller said that the importer declared the consignment as ANTISERA AND CANNULE (CHEMICAL FORMULAR).

    He added that based on intelligence, the 1 x 20ft container No. PONU 210024/1 was brought down to the Enforcement Unit of the Command, where a 100% physical examination was conducted which revealed all the items mentioned earlier.

    Speaking further on the status of the seizure, the Customs Area Controller stated that investigation is still ongoing with a view to unraveling those behind the importation and that further profiling of the importer will be carried out to get other details.


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