EFCC intercepts N49m cash at Kaduna Airport, owner unknown, suspect disappears
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna zonal office, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 intercepted the sum of N49 million in five large black 150kg 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 bundles totaling forty million naira and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling nine million naira with seal purportedly emanating from the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Plc (NSPM) as suggested by 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 owner of the cash is not immediately known but the man suspected to be the courier of the said amount upon sensing that the bubble had burst disappeared from the scene.
However, an EFCC source said they will deploy CCTV at the airport to track the bearer of the cash which was not declared at any point at the airport.