Customs seizes another container loaded with smuggled military uniforms

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The Nigeria customs says it has seized another container load of military wears in Rivers state.

This was revealed by Sanusi Umar, assistant comptroller general of customs, zone c, Port Harcourt, in a statement on Thursday.

On July 28, the service seized a container carrying 11 bales, each containing 400 pairs of new set of military camouflage uniform totaling 4,400 sets.

According to Umar, about 620 sets of military uniforms and 10,100 military T-shirts were seized by operatives of the customs area II command Onne, in Eleme local government area of the state, recently.

He added that the prime suspect in the importation has been arrested and currently being interrogated.

“We have gathered here today to once more brief you on the ongoing investigation on container number MRSU 3040298 containing military camouflage uniforms and gears,” he said.

“After profiling the importer’s transactions, I am happy to inform you that we have arrested another container MRKU 4909151, (1×40ft) belonging to the same company, Ehiogocho Nigerian Limited with Mr. Ongwatabo Jerry as the prime suspect.

“On examination, it was found to contain, 620 set of completely sewn military camouflage uniforms and caps, 10,100 pieces of inner military T-shirts, 512 pairs of military jungle boots.

“The Mr. Ongwatabo Jerry is the sole importer that opens the form M for the importation of these two containers, let me inform Nigerians that importation of military wears by any individual or company is prohibited by Nigerian law under the customs and excise management acts (CEMA).”

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