Two Nigerians, One Israeli Arrested for Smuggling $9.3 m into South Africa
South Africa’s City Press newspaper reports that South African police are currently investigating two Nigerians and an Israeli citizen who tried to smuggle $9.3 million in cash into the country on September 5th.
The money was reportedly in bundles packed in three suitcases. The cash was transported in a small business jet, a Bombadier Challenger 600 with a Nigerian crew and piloted by Captain Tunde Ojongbede.
The jet took off from Abuja and when it arrived South Africa, the money was discovered and when asked, the men said it was for the purchase of arms for the Nigerian security services.
Spokesperson of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), Marika Muller in a statement said the money was seized at the Lanseria airport, northwest of Johannesburg: