• Short Summary

    SEVEN SEAMEN, ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO ILLEGALLY IMPORT FIREARMS INTO NIGERIA, WENT ON TRIAL IN LAGOS TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    SEVEN SEAMEN, ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO ILLEGALLY IMPORT FIREARMS INTO NIGERIA, WENT ON TRIAL IN LAGOS TODAY (SATURDAY).

    THE SEVEN MEN WERE CHARGED ON OCTOBER 23. THEY BELONGED TO THE CREW OF THE FREIGHTER "JOZINA".

    NIGERIAN AUTHORITIES ALLEGE THAT THE "JOZINA" WAS CARRYING 460 CASES OF DOUBLE AND SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUNS AND 257 CASES OF CARTRIDGES. THE SHIP WAS APPREHENDED AND INSPECTED BY THE NIGERIAN NAVY.

    THE MEN HAVE BEEN CHARGED UNDER THE NIGERIAN FIREARMS ACT. THE MAXIMUM PENALTY THEY FACE IF FOUND GUILTY IS TWO YEARS IMPRISONMENT.

    THOSE CHARGED ARE WILLEM PLATINGA, AGED 50; DIRK DIELMAN, AGED 26; DIRK VANT WONT, AGED 25; ROELOF KERSSIES, AGED 46; PAUL AUGUSTIN, AGED 26; RUBEN OTERO, AGED 27, ALL OF HOLLAND, AND HORATIO NOQUEIRIA, AGED 30, OF PORTUGAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4HNTFKE7MAVNB699LVR6308KA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HNTFKE7MAVNB699LVR6308KA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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