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1 Dec 2018

Foreigner smuggling 'cool cash' worth N940m out of Nigeria arrested

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese for money laundering.
The EFCC said in a statement that the suspect was arrested with different foreign currencies valued at N940m

The commission said in a statement by its acting spokesman, Mr. Tony Orilade, that Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard the Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route to Lebanon.

The statement added, “At the point of arrest, a thorough search of his luggage, uncovered $2,104,936; £163, 740; and €144,680.

“Other currencies found on Lakis include 391,838 Saudi Riyal; 3,420 Swiss Francs; 435; 109,000 Lebanese pounds, 10,135 dirhams, ¥10,000 and 10 Qatar Riyal.”

The commission said he would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigations.

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