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The Special Assignment Team of Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted three Mazda saloon cars loaded with live cartridges concealed in sacks of garri [cassava flour].

The Acting Comptroller in Charge of the Unit, DC Hussein Ejibunu, made this known on Monday in a statement signed by Mr Theophilus Duniya, the Public Relations Officer of the zone.

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Ejibunu said that the seizures were made while officers of the zone were on patrol on Sunday at about 10.00 p.m. along Igboora axis of Oyo State.

According to the statement, the drivers abandoned their vehicles on sighting the team’s official vehicle.

“The items discovered during physical examination in the office include 751 pieces of AAA, 70mm live Lion cartridges, sacks of cassava flour and sacks of parboiled rice.

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“However, the vehicles, including their contents, have been deposited at the unit headquarters for further investigation,” he said.

Ejibunu called on all patriotic citizens to provide useful and timely information that would help in combating smuggling.

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