The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has handed over a man arrested with $184,800 and wads of Saudi Riyals (SAR) at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Kano State, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Sabo Suleiman “was nabbed when he came to claim an unaccompanied luggage which arrived aboard an Ethiopian Air flight ET911 from Saudi Arabia through Addis Ababa,” a statement by the EFCC said on Friday.
The anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in the statement that Mr Suleiman concealed the wads of foreign currency notes in a diaper pack when he was arrested on June 17, in a joint operation involving the operatives of the commission, the State Security Service (SSS), and the NCS.
Contained in the diaper packs were bales foreign currency notes valued at $184,800 and 723,310 Saudi Riyals, EFCC said.
The dollar component is worth over N76 million at the official exchange rate of $1 to N411, while the Riyal is worth about N79 million at the official exchange rate of SAR1 to N110.
Uwujaren said the Area Comptroller in charge of Kano/Jigawa Command of the NCS, Suleiman Umar handed the suspect to the Kano Zonal Office of the EFCC on July 1.
Source – Premium Times