Lebanese arrested with over $2m at Abuja airport
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese for money laundering offence.
Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard the Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route Lebanon.
A statement Friday by EFCC acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, said at the point of arrest, a thorough search on his luggage, uncovered $2,104,936, £163, 740 and €144,680.
Orilade said other currencies found with Lakis include Riyal 391,838; CHF 3,420; Lira 435, £109,000; 10,135 UAE Dirhams; ¥10,000 (Ten Thousand Chinese Yuan) and Riyal10 (Ten Qatar riy (Ten Thousand al).
According to the statement, Lakis will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.