The Tin Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has handed two suspected stolen Range Rover Sport Utility Vehicles over to Interpol.
Bashar Yusuf, the Area Controller who did the handover, said the vehicles were intercepted following an intelligence report from Interpol.
Uche Ejesieme, Customs Public Relations Officer, in a statement said the vehicles, loaded in a 40-foot container was imported from Washington D.C, in the United States.
He said following the intelligence reports, high surveillance was placed on all consignments from the US to ensure that the suspected container was intercepted.
”The vessel was monitored from the port of loading to Tin Can Island Port and was intercepted on arrival at the Tin Can Island Port.” he said.
According to Ejesieme, the intercepted vehicles, a 2014 gold Range Rover and a black SUV 2015 Range Rover were declared as Toyota Tundra and Chevrolet Cruiz.
Yusuf, however, warned against criminal activities in ports, especially with the improvement of Information Technology in tracking stolen goods.
He vowed that the Service would resist any attempt by any individuals or organizations to use Nigeria for illicit transactions, noting that Interpol Nigeria will subject the vehicles to due diligence investigation through the Courts.
By Bright Bassey