Customs intercepts expl@sive-making chemical worth over N33m in Ogun

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says its has intercepted 20 drums of Carbide (an expl@sive device), worth N33,398,400, between Abeokuta and Ijebu-Ode axis of Ogun State.

The Acting Comptroller, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Hussein Ejibunu, made this known during a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, September 6.

The drums of chemical were among the things seized by custom operatives in August 2022.

According to him, “The unit seized 20 drums of Carbide, along Ijebuode in August. The substance used for the production of IED. If allowed to get into the hands of unscrupulous persons, it could cause very serious security concern. And the importation of this has to be approved with an End User Certificate from the office of the National Security Adviser.

Seizures made within the month of August 2022, were gotten from Idi-Roko, Oyo Axis, Seme Road, Ijebu-Ode Road and the Ports Corridors.

10 suspects were arrested in connection with some of the seized goods, and are at various stages of investigation and prosecution, as we remain resolute to make them face the full wrath of the law.”


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