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Nigeria: EFCC Intercepts N49 Million At Kaduna Airport

By Lontong Ibrahim

The Kaduna operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Northern part of Nigeria on Tuesday, said it intercepted a sum of N49million at the Kaduna Airport.

A statement by EFCC’s head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, noted that the money which was contained in five large black colored sacks (150kg) was intercepted following a tip off.

According to him, “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 totaling forty million naira and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling nine million naira with seal purportedly emanating from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc (NSPM) as seen in the labeled sealed packs.

“Investigation into the case is in top gear to unravel the culprits behind the attempted illegal movement of the cash,” the statement stated.

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