Officials of the Nigerians Customs Have Discovered 1,100 pump action rifles in a container at the Tin-Can Island Port in Lagos.
The weapons are believed to have been smuggled into the country by a gun-running syndicate.
Controller-General of Customs, Colonel Hameed Alli (retd) told journalists at a briefing in Lagos today that the weapons were brought in from Turkey and concealed in a container purportedly conveying wash basins.
The Customs boss also said a Customs officer and a clerk at the Tin-Can Island Command have been arrested as part of investigations.
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