Customs hands over seized bomb materials to police in Lagos | Dailytrust

Customs hands over seized bomb materials to police in Lagos

The Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at the weekend, handed over some explosive items, which it said are used to make bombs, to officials of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit of the police.

It said the explosive items were intercepted by officials of the command during the inward clearance of cargo in 2017.

It also revealed that the explosives were concealed among other cargos and that they were imported into the country from Germany and Israel.

The Comptroller of Customs, MMA Command, Dangaladima Sambo, while briefing journalists said 35 packages of explosives materials were intercepted by his men during clearance of the cargo.

Sambo revealed that out of the 35 packages, 25 were stored in the dangerous room of SAHCO, while the other 10 packages were stored in the dangerous room of NAHCO shed.

He noted that the explosives came in helium compressors, cartridges, power and radioactive materials.

He said the command decided to hand over the seized materials to the appropriate authorities for further action, stressing that all the drugs have duty paid value of about N50 million.

Dangaladima said the owners failed to claim the goods because the importer could not produce the end-user certificates in accordance with Section 46B, of CEMA CAP CS45 LFN 2004.

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