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EFCC Arrests Lebanese with $2M, other Currencies at Abuja Airport

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a Lebanese at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja while attempting to smuggle about N920 million in different currencies out of the country.

The suspect, Abbas Lakis, was picked up 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.

At the point of arrest, a thorough search on his luggage, uncovered $2,104,936, £163, 740, and €144,680.

Other currencies found with Lakis included Riyal 391,838, CHF 3,420, Lira 435, £109,000, Dirhams 10,135, ¥10,000, and Riyal10, in his possession.

A statement from the EFCC says he will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.



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