EFCC Arrests Lebanese With Over $2m At Abuja Airport • Channels Television


Abbas Lakis


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese for money laundering offence.

A statement from the anti-graft agency on Friday revealed that Lakis arrested by its operatives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The suspect 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 (two million, one hundred and four thousand, nine hundred and thirty-six dollars); £163, 740 (one hundred and sixty-three thousand, seven hundred and forty pounds); €144,680 (one hundred and forty-four thousand, six hundred and eighty euros),” the statement said.

Other currencies found with Lakis, according to the EFCC, include Riyal 391,838 (three hundred and ninety-one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-eight riyals), and CHF 3,420…

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