Nigerian Customs intercepts $8.6m from traveler at Lagos Airport

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has made a huge interception.

Operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command intercepted over $8.6million.

The money was wrapped in large brown envelopes and were to be loaded into an aircraft.

Customs Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, disclosed that the cash was discovered in a car.

The vehicle is owned by the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO).

Ali said the driver of the vehicle and a staff of NAHCO are in custody for alleged money laundering.

“From the day we seized this money, no bank has come to claim ownership.

“But our investigation will reveal the mystery behind the owners,” Ali said.


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