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Lebanese arrested while trying to smuggle N940m out of Nigeria

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese for money laundering.

The EFCC said in a statement that the suspect was arrested with different foreign currencies valued at a combined N940m

The commission said in a statement by its acting Spokesman, Mr. Tony Orilade that Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard the Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route Lebanon.

The statement added, “At the point of arrest, a thorough search on his luggage, uncovered $2,104,936; £163, 740; €144,680.

“Other currencies found with Lakis include 391,838 Saudi Riyal; 3,420 Swiss Francs; 435; 109,000 Lebanese pounds, 10,135 dirhams, ¥10,000 and 10 Qatar Riyal.”

 

The commission said he would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

 

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