EFCC Arrests Lebanese Allegedly Trying To Smuggle N940m Out Of Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Lebanese, one Abbas Lakis for money laundering.

The EFCC said in a statement signed by its Spokesman Mr Tony Orilade  that the suspect was arrested with different foreign currencies valued at N940m.

It said that Lakis was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard Egypt Airline bringing him from Malam Aminu Kano International Airport en route Lebanon.

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

“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 the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.


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