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Customs intercept $8.6m cash stashed inside bus at Lagos airport


Customs intercept $8.6m cash stashed inside bus at Lagos airport

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), on Tuesday, said that it has intercepted $8.6 million cash at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

The cash was concealed inside a bus belonging to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) at the Tarmac section of the airport, preparing to be smuggled out of the country without proper declaration.

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The Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Alli, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos, said the consignment packed in a coaster bus was loaded in six big Bagco bags.

The driver of the bus was arrested, while an investigation is ongoing to unravel those behind the deal, Alli said.

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The Customs CG added that in a similar operation, the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the NCS also intercepted 9,504.1kg of pangolin scales worth N10.2 billion at Isheri estate in Lagos.

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