AGAIN! Customs arrests passenger with stash of ‘illegal’ foreign currency at Lagos Airport

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has arrested a passenger with $540,000 at the airport.
This is coming barely a month after operatives of the command arrested one Prof. Ofoegbu Charles Ononuju, who was travelling to Kenya, for allegedly being in possession of $1.1million.
The latest suspect, who was said to be on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) aboard an Emirates flight, according to a statement by the Customs Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of the command, Mrs Thelma Williams, was identified as Mr. Apampa Fatai Adeshina.

Williams explained that Apampa was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly failing to declare the actual amount he was carrying.
She said that the passenger also failed to disclose to relevant government agencies the source of the money he was travelling with.
The statement noted that a total of N12.1million has been intercepted from 14 persons, who allegedly attempted smuggling money out of the country last year.
Williams said that Apampa, who had passport number AO3445111, and the cash seized from him, has been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), with the cash, for further investigation.
She explained that the passenger was arrested at the Currency Declaration Desk of the NCS.

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