The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its operatives intercepted gold worth about N211m being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
EFCC Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday 13 November 2018. He said
“following intelligence reports, the operatives on Nov. 9, 2018 uncovered the gold weighing about 35kg just at the point of departure of a suspect currently in the EFCC’s custody.”
“Investigations are currently ongoing to unravel the suspect’s accomplices in the illegal movement of the goods. Meanwhile, the suspect is cooperating with operatives.”
The anti-graft agency had in March 2017 intercepted bags containing N49m being illegally transported out of the country through the Kaduna International Airport.
“It will be recalled that the EFCC also in March 2017, intercepted bags containing a total of N49 million cash being illegally transported out of the country through the Kaduna International Airport,” Orilade said.