Customs arrest passenger with dollars at Lagos Airport

LAGOS: The Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Command of Nigeria Customs Service yesterday arrested a passenger with over three hundred and twenty thousand dollars at the Murtala Muhammed international airport, aboard a Qatar Airways flight bound for Doha, in the Gulf region.

The passenger identified as Onwuekwe  Anthony Chidi was checking in on Qatar Airways, when he declared the money but could not explain the source of the currency as well as show adequate proof of his business to officials of customs at the airport.

The passenger and the money have been handed over to officials of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for further investigations.

In a statement issued by the customs and signed by the Customs Area Controller , Mr Eporwei Charles” About  13 00 hours On November 19, 2012, a  passenger by name Onwuekwe Anthony Chidi , with passport number A04086671 was checking in on Qatar Airways , he declared the sum of three hundred thousand and twenty thousand dollars  on both forms CDFIA and CDFIB but could not explain the source of the currency nor show adequate prove of his business to the customs officer at the currency desk at the ” E” wing departure  hall of Murtala Muhammed international Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Meanwhile the money and suspect have been handed over to the EFCC for further investigations and necessary action.”

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