Customs intercepts N71.3m hidden in car boot

Customs intercepts N71.3m hidden in car boot


The Katsina Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday said it intercepted an ash colour Toyota vehicle and arrested three suspects in possession of N71,350,000 stashed inside the car’s booth.

The three suspects he said were arrested at Dan Isa community, located at the bank of Niger Republic with the said amount in the middle of the night.

The Comptroller of the command, Dalha Wada, said, “While intensifying our search on anti-smuggling activities on Katsina-Jibia border axis, we arrested three suspects with N71.35 million cash inside the booth of an ash coloured Toyota Corolla along Katsina Jibia axis exit. The said amount was stashed inside a Ghana-must-go bag.

“What are they doing with N71,350,000 cash at that hour? We brought the money, the suspect and the vehicle to the command. We counted the money, informed the Customs headquarters and then took the money to the Central Bank in Katsina for safekeeping. However, we granted the suspects an administrative bail as the case has been transferred to the headquarters as investigations are ongoing.”