By Sandra Chukwunyere

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone B has intercepted a truck of locally produced rice used to conceal 73 locally produced guns and 891 cartridges in Kebbi State.

According to a Press Release by the National Public Relations Officer of Customs, DC Joseph Attah revealed that “

upon careful examination, the bags were found to contain 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges.

Three suspects were immediately arrested and are being detained while preliminary investigation is ongoing.

“Controller of FOU, Zone B, Hamisu Albashir describes the feat as a signal to all those who may be planning to bring any harmful items into the country through Zone B.

Attah said that the truck was loaded with locally produced rice with some sacks hiding the prohibited items concealed under the rice.

He said that the truck driver and the motor boy arrested were surprised on the Customs keen interest in searching their vehicle and later saw the contents concealed in the locally made rice. And the seizure was effected by an information patrol along Yauri, Zamare water side.

“He calls on members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information for effective border security” Attah added

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