Cameroon Customs in the Southwest region said Monday they had seized 400 smuggled ammunition in the coastal town of Tiko which hosts the third largest port of the country.

Customs officials said Diana ammunition which was packaged in three packages and concealed in sweets and food products was discovered during a routine check of goods at the port Monday morning.

The ammunition left the Nigerian state of Calabar and was destined for Cameroon’s commercial capital, Douala.

There was no evidence that the ammunition was bought through legal procedures, according to Customs officials. Police caught several people involved and seized the ship that transported the ammunition.

Cameroon Customs has strengthened security measures along its borders since an armed conflict in the two Anglophone regions where separatists want to create an independent nation since 2017. Enditem

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