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Thursday, July 27, 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:

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

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    1. Hahahahahahahahahahaha

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

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

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





    Jeeez its time to leave this country

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    1. Benue state current governor has a snake farm in makurdi

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

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  5. Maybe they want to open a first class zoo.

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  6. 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.

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    1. I am trying to delete this post from my mind.

      I can't deal.

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    2. 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.

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  7. Pigeon knacking things
    Babalawo things
    Creepy imagining a hairy frog

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  8. God please help us

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

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  10. 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????

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  11. Very very disturbing...demonic stuffz

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  12. 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

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

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  14. Reading this alone is irritating me

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

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  15. "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

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

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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