The Nigeria Customs Service Tincan Island Port Command, on 1st June, 2017, handed over 2 stolen Range Rover SUVs to Interpol.
The vehicles, a Gold coloured Range Rover Suv 2014 with Chasis No.SALGS2VFGEA126188 and one black coloured Range Rover Suv 2015 with Chasis No. SALGS37FOFA239330, were loaded in a 1x40ft container No. UACN 548368\1 and imported from Washington D.C in the United States of America.
They were declared as Toyota Tundra and Chevrolet Cruiz with some bicycles.
However, based on the intelligence made available to Customs from Interpol, all consignments from the United States were placed on high surveillance to ensure that the suspected container was tracked and intercepted.
The Controller Tincan Island Port, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf disclosed that he hopes the interception portrays Nigeria in good light considering the concerted effort of the service in ensuring that the exhibits were tracked.
He reiterated the need for Nigerians to desist from acts capable of bringing the country to disrepute, particularly in this era of Information Technology where interception of this nature will be Internet based.
He vowed that the Nigeria Customs Service will resist any attempt by any individual or organization to use Nigeria as a conduit pipe for illicit transactions and noted that Interpol Nigeria will subject the vehicles to due diligence investigation through the Courts and will eventually use their internal mechanisms for repatriation of the vehicles to the United States.