Ogun State Customs Intensifies Fight Against Smuggling, Proliferation Of Arms

The Ogun Command of the Nigerian Custom Service has said that it was doing more in terms of patrol to stem the tide of smuggling, bunkering and proliferation of small arms and ammunitions in the state.

Michael Agbara, the command Controller, while fielding questions from journalists said that the command will continue to collaborate with other agencies, both at the federal government level and the local communities.

He added that intelligent gathering will be the mainstay of the command.

While describing his officers as honest and patriotic, Agbara stated that the command will continue to fight against arms and ammunition proliferation.

According to him, “We know that bringing in arms and ammunition will do no one any good and our officers at the border post are on red alert. The smugglers know this and they will not even attempt of bringing it.

“The battle line has been drawn and we will continue to do our best and seize any rice we found anywhere. Whether you put in your house, SEMA allows us to go there. If you put it in the warehouse, we are allowed by law to storm there and raid it. On the road or footpaths, we are there. What I will advise them is to desist from smuggling and obey the law.

“Some of these seizures you have seen in not the handiwork of only my command, some of you have partnered with us by giving us information. I thank you for that and I look forward to more of such collaboration.

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