The Nigeria Customs Service has said its officers have found 73 guns concealed among bags of local rice.
The National Public Relations Officer, NCS, Mr Joseph Attach, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the discovery was made by Customs officers attached to the Federal Operations Unit, Zone B.
He said, “Officers of Nigeria Customs Service Federal operation unit zone B, on information patrol along Yauri, Zamare water side intercepted a truck loaded with locally produced rice with some sacks concealed under the rice.
“Upon careful examination the bags were found to contain 73 locally manufactured guns and 891 cartridges.”
According to him, three suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime and are being detained while preliminary investigation is ongoing.
Also speaking about the discovery, the Controller of FOU, Zone B, Hamisu Albashir described the feat as a signal to all those who may be planning to bring any harmful items into the country through zone B.
He called on members of the public, especially, border community dwellers to provide credible information for effective border security.