PHOTOS: Customs intercept $8m cash at Lagos Airport

PHOTOS: Customs intercept $8m cash at Lagos Airport

 

A driver working with Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport has been arrested by men of Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command over the sum of $8,065,615 loaded into a vehicle he was driving.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos on Tuesday, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, said the cash was intercepted while it was about to be loaded into an aircraft from the vehicle.

 

Ali, who said the money was wrapped in large brown envelopes with the names of would-be owners, said the Customs would eventually unravel the identity of the owners of the abandoned money.

“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.

Details later…