MONEY LAUNDERING: EFCC Intercepts N49million at Kaduna Airport

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The operatives of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Tuesday intercepted a sum of N49 million at Kaduna Airport.

The operatives of the financial crime bursting agency clamped on the huge sum, as it was being ferried out through the airport.

According to a statement released by the Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the cash was found during a routine baggage screening. According to the information, the money was contained in five unmarked and unaccompanied large black coloured sacks.

“Upon examination, the bags were found to contain fresh crispy Naira notes of N200 denomination in 20 bundles totaling N40 million and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling N9 million with seal purportedly emanating from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc (NSPM) as seen in the labeled sealed packs."

The EFCC spokesman said investigation into the case was in top gear to unravel the culprits behind the attempted illegal movement of the cash.