Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Nigerian Customs intercepts 3 Containers Of Live Snakes,Wall Geckos,Spiders

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Nigerian Customs intercepts 3 Containers Of Live Snakes,Wall Geckos,Spiders

Customs Area Comptroller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone, Cross River and Akwa Ibom Command, Mrs. Nanbyen Burromvyat, has said the command intercepted three consignments containing 140 species of snakes imported into Nigeria.





Also, the command intercepted 600 animals, made up of geckos, millipedes, hairy frogs and spiders, in the containers.
The items were said to have been imported from Cameroon and were intercepted by officers on July 24, 2017, on arrival at the NIWA jetty, with a market value of N6.9 million.


Burromvyat said the consignments, which were Lagos-bound, were prohibited items, under Schedule 3 of the Revised Import Prohibition List (Trade) in the Common External Tariff.

A list of the items contained in the packaging list had snakes such as Atheris squamigera, Bitis gobanica, Dasypeltis ssp, Boiga pulverinata, among others, while the geckos were Hemidactylus frenatus and Hemidactylus fasciatus.

Though the containers were not opened for fear of escape, Burromvyat handed over the items and the two suspects to authorities of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services for investigation.

She said: “These containers have animals of different sizes. They were brought in on July 24, 2017, through this Calabar waterway. The consignment was spotted by our vigilant officers and they contain live animals.

“There is no provision for permit to bring them in. We are seizing them and handing the containers over to the Nigerian Quarantine Services for further necessary action.
“I do not know what they want to do with it, but I think it will be dangerous for us because it contains snake, spiders, geckos and other creatures. We have enough snakes around Nigeria already and it will be suspicious importing this. I do not know what to think because I do not know what they can be used for.”


Speaking shortly after receiving the containers, the officer in charge of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services in Cross River State, Mr. Sunday Ukut, said the animals would be properly scrutinised after which they might be destroyed
Appreciating the efforts of officers that intercepted the animals, he said the office would conduct further investigations.


The arrested agent who brought in the consignment from Cameroon, Mr. Julius Novigana, said the consignment was given to him by a friend to deliver to someone in Lagos, claiming that he did not know what was in the three containers. According to him, his friend only asked him to deliver the consignment to an unidentified person in Lagos.

Captain of the vessel that brought the consignment, Victor Agbor, also a Cameroonian, said he did not spot the containers when he was about leaving his country, adding: “The name of my vessel is MV Flesh and we bring in passengers and general cargo from Cameroon to Nigeria. I never saw this container on board before leaving.”
from sun news online..

36 comments:

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

They want to put it in the ark. Na dem sabi

Cynthia Iyede said...

Hian! Materials for jazz-mondo or what? Na wa!

Pastor's Daughter said...

What the hell!!
What is wrong with Nigerians? What are their motives for importing such?





Jeeez its time to leave this country

Anonymous said...

Occultism?
Targeted assassinations; like throwing or sneaking it into target cars or houses? Politrictians can do anything.
Weird meats?

Anonymous said...

You are very wise, my dear.
Very very wise.

Frances said...

Creepy much

AbaMade said...

Nothing we no go hear!

Rhoda Rex said...

😰😰

becky naka said...

Maybe they want to open a first class zoo.

Iphie dearie said...

Smuggling Animals into Places like the US and other western countries is lucrative but i have tried to understand why someone is bringing in containers of reptiles into Nigeria.
The few Zoos in this country are owned by The Government and I don't think they will do something like this on a hush manner.
An individual can't keep so much.
So where exactly was these containers headed? Is there a thriving black market for them and we don't know? A lot of questions comes to mind.

amanda favour said...

Na wah oh!!!

Timaro said...

Pigeon knacking things
Babalawo things
Creepy imagining a hairy frog

DON-AKANIDO OF SOUNDNAIJA said...

lolx Naija nawa ooooo

LAGOSFINEST 007 said...

What da freeking fuck is this?

Anonymous said...

God please help us

Justyswt said...

Jesus! What do they want to do with those reptiles? Creepy.

Olivia Silk said...

I am trying to delete this post from my mind.

I can't deal.

Anonymous said...

Occultism is like hell fire preparation party..Nobody cam ne trusted. You yourself can become tje prey anytime..so why the foolishness will.anyone go to these lengths????

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Isolde Fontaine said...

Very very disturbing...demonic stuffz

Affordable accessories said...

They must have been imported by enemies of Lagos since it was Lagos bound,so my suspects a,boko haram,b,kanu nnamdi,c,fayose. Ambode abi na u order am? I no trust u o

Affordable accessories said...

Abi na Evans?

Affordable accessories said...

Make them no release that agent o,na terrorist him be. Those things na weapon of biological warfare. Bioterrorism things

Yemi7up said...

Iphie sometimes issues are confusing, so many questions begging for answers. If only good investigation will be conducted so that we can understand their aim of bringing it in. It well with our dear nation.

Jeni_zee said...

Reading this alone is irritating me

Cinnamon Apple said...

Benue state current governor has a snake farm in makurdi

Broomstick said...

"Victor Agbor" is a Cameroonian name? Don't we have enough of these creatures here even for the jazzmen? I hope they're not genetically modified creatures. My paranoia cones from watching snakes on a plane too many times

Fierce of SDK blog said...

What won't I read for this Naija

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a 'Anike' 😂😂😂😂😂 said...

This popped on my system today from AnswersAfrica I thought it was just a 'catch' headline. Eewww.... Thanks for posting sha, Stella

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire a.k.a 'Anike' 😂😂😂😂😂 said...

Hairy frogs!! Ewwww

Anonymous said...

Maybe the containers are meant to be shipped from Lagos to another country, I don't think it's meant to be used in Nigeria. Nigeria or Lagos is not the final destination.

Anonymous said...

I tell you, my body begin scratch me sef...

Anonymous said...

Make una shine eyes for Calabar ooo, as dem don drop the things for una dommot.

Broomstick said...

*comes

Anonymous said...

Alas Custom decided to hand over the container to another agency. If it was something else customs will not have agreed to let that container go let the container off. They would have been snapping all over the place with their kill. Who gave them form M? What did they declare that they were bringing in? Who captured their Pre shipment Assessment for them? All in connivance with customs. Them Don see wetin pass them!There is nothing customs does not permit into Nigeria that's why they want other agencies out of the port so they can have a fields day. Importers dictate what they do easily influenced lots.

Anonymous said...

The guy they arrested is not saying the truth. How can u accept a continainer that u don't know what is inside and who u are delivering to. Shdn't that have raised a red flag for him? It's a wonder that he even knows who gave him the container to deliver. All of them shd be arrested.

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