Customs Officers Intercept Foreign Currencies in Baby Diapers at Kano Airport

Customs Officers Intercept Foreign Currencies in Baby Diapers at Kano Airport

  • A suspected smuggler who tried to play a fast one on operatives of the Customs have been arrested
  • The suspect was caught with foreign currencies in baby diapers at the Kano International Airport
  • According to the NCS, the cash has been handed over to the topmost anti-graft agency in Nigeria, the EFCC

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Officers of the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) have arrested a suspect who smuggled into the country some foreign cash hidden in diapers.

Using intelligence, the NCS operatives intercepted the criminal at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano state, The Guardian reports.

The NCS boss, Hameed Ali and Buba Marwa of the NDLEA
The Customs handed over the cash to the EFCC on Thursday, July 1 (Photo: Nigerian Customs Service)
Source: Facebook

According to the area commander, Comptroller Suleiman Umar, the officers seized $184,800 and 1,723,310 Saudi Riyal from the smuggler on Thursday, June 17.

Umar made this disclosure on Thursday, July 1, during a media briefing after which the cash was handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the state.

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Meanwhile, fifty-seven cyber fraud suspects had been arrested by officials of EFCC at four hotel hideouts in Ilaro, Ogun state.

This was disclosed by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren. He said the suspects were arrested in Yewa Frontier Hotel & Resort, Ellysam Hotel & Suits, April Suits, and IBD International Hotels.

The suspects were involved in a range of cybercrimes, from love scams on numerous dating sites to obtaining money by false pretences.

Fbout four exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops and several incriminating documents were recovered from the suspects.

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