EFCC intercepts N49m cash at Kaduna Airport

Ebun Francis || The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission operatives attached to the Kaduna Zonal office, on Tuesday intercepted a sum of N49million in five large 150kg sacks following a tip-off by a well meaning Nigerian.

In a statement on Tuesday, the agency said, “During a routine baggage screening, five sacks were sighted unattended and without tags containing fresh bulk items suspected to be money.”

“Upon examination, the bags were found to contain fresh crispy naira notes of N200 denomination in 20 bundles totalling forty million naira and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totalling nine million naira with seal purportedly emanating from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc as seen in the labelled sealed packs.”

The anti-graft agency said investigation was ongoing “to unravel the culprits behind the attempted illegal movement of the cash”.

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