Operatives of the Joint Border Patrol Team of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have arrested five illegal immigrants for allegedly being in possession of a locally-made pistol and cartridges, North Central Coordinator of the team Olugboyega Peters has said.
He revealed that the suspects had been handed over to the Nigeria Police and Immigration Service.
Comptroller Peters added that the team had in the last 18 days made 43 seizures of contraband goods from Mokwas-Jebba, Gwanara, Okuta and other axis of Niger and Kwara states.
The coordinator told reporters Tuesday in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, putting the total paid value of the seized items at over N61 million.
The customs boss said the seized goods include 23 units of used vehicles; 1,274 bags of foreign parboiled rice; one locally-made gun, pistol and eight cartridges; nine drums of diesel; 242 jerry-cans of petrol; seven motorcycles and jerry cans of 25 litres of groundnut oil.