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EFCC intercept two suspects with N314m in Saudi currency at Abuja airport

EFCC intercept two suspects with N314m in Saudi currency at Abuja airport

Two persons are currently being grilled by operatives of the Foreign Exchange Malpractices Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for money laundering.

This followed their arrest over the seizure of 3,013,500 Saudi Riyal (about #314.8m) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday.

The money, sealed in brown envelopes and transported in ‘Ghana must go’ bags was intercepted at the baggage hall of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, after being freighted to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia aboard Ethiopian Airline.

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The money and the suspects, who are believed to be agents of the owners of the money, were subsequently handed over to the EFCC on Thursday for further investigation.

While confirming the arrest, spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspect have made statements that will be useful for investigation.

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