Nigeria Customs intercepts over $8.6m at Lagos airport

Nigeria Customs intercepts over $8.6m at Lagos airport

Information reaching Legit.ng indicates that over $6.8 million in cash has been intercepted from a passenger by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday, February 4.

Speaking to The Nation, a source close to Customs mentioned that a worker at the Lagos airport who was allegedly involved with the money was arrested by the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command.

Breaking: Over $8.6m intercepted by Customs at Lagos airport

Over $8.6m was intercepted by Customs at Lagos airport. Photo Credit: Businessday
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, the NCS controller general, Hameed Ali, noted that the money was packed in six big Bagco bags and loaded in a coaster bus, the Guardian reports. An investigation has already been launched to reveal the masterminds behind the deal.

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Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday, January 9, said it generated N1.341 trillion as revenue for the year 2019. The NCS said the total revenue for the year 2019 exceeded the target of N937 billion by N404bn revenue.

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The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col, Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), while commenting on the feat, described it as a result of resolute pursuit of what is right rather than being populist by compromising national interest on the altar of individual or group interests.

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