Saturday, April 24, 2021

Customs intercepts 42 drums of explosives at Sango-Ota

 The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday intercepted 42 drums of calcium carbide smuggled into the country from Benin Republic.

The Nation

Security sources close to the Service said that if calcium carbide get into the hands of criminals, it can be used as explosives to bring down a building if a few chemicals are added to it

The acting Customs Area Controller of the unit, Compt. Usman Yahaya said that aside from calcium carbide, the unit also seized contraband worth N3.1billion.

The CAC who said the unit acted based on credible intelligence disclosed that the explosives were smuggled into the country through the porous borders under the Ogun State command of the service.

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