The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that during a routine baggage screening at the Kaduna airport, it discovered five bags containing fresh bulk items suspected to be money.
Upon examination, it was discovered that the bags in question contained fresh crispy naira note amounting to N49m.
A statement by EFCC read:
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Kaduna zonal office, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, intercepted a sum of N49 million in five large black 150kg colored BUHU sacks following a tip off.
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 bundle,s totaling forty million naira, and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling nine million naira with a 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.
Head, Media & Publicity
March 14, 2017