Crime and Metro

Coaster Bus Loaded With $8 Million Cash Trapped At Lagos Airport 


The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali has announced the interception of $8 million cash at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos State.

Ali said the huge sum was concealed in six Bagco bags  in a coaster bus parked at the airport.

The Customs boss said operatives of the service have arrested the driver of the bus.

Ali added that investigation has been launched into the discovery with the aim to identify the owners of the money.

The Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, has intercepted $8,065,615 at the airport.

Hameed Ali, the customs comptroller-general, said at a press conference in Lagos Tuesday that the cash was intercepted in a car while it was about to be loaded into an aircraft.

He did not provide details of the aircraft but added that the money was stashed inside a vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO)

Mr Ali said a suspect, the driver of the vehicle and a staff of NAHCO, has been arrested in connection with the alleged money laundering.

He said the money was wrapped in large brown envelopes with the names of would-be owners.

“From the day we seized this money, no bank has come to claim ownership. But our investigation will reveal the mystery behind the owners,” Alli.

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