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Customs arrests passenger with $549 000

03 April 2013, 09:16

Ikeja - The Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday arrested a passenger with 540 000 dollars, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The arrest was made while the passenger was about to board Emirates Airlines to Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

Thelma Williams, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Airport command, confirmed this to journalists on Tuesday.

She identified the  passenger as Apampa Adeshina.

Williams said the man was arrested for failure to  declare the actual amount on  him and his inability to convince the relevant government agencies at the airport about  the source of the foreign currency he was travelling with.

She said that  the passenger, carrying an international passport with number AO3445111, had been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for further interrogation and investigation.

She said that Adeshina was arrested at the currency declaration desk of the Nigeria Customs Service at the l Airport.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Customs at the airport  also arrested a passenger with 1.1 million dollars while on his way to Kenya last month.


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