Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese for alleged money laundering.
A statement by EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade said Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report.
The report said he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard Egypt Airline from Malam Aminu Kano Airport enroute 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 include Riyal 391,838, CHF 3,420.
“Lira 435, £109,000, Dirhams 10,135, ¥10,000 and Riyal 10 (Ten Qatar riyal), in his possession.
“He will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the statement said. With reports by NAN