Ikeja - The Nigeria Customs Service on Friday arrested a Hong Kong-bound
passenger at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, with 767 500
The Customs Command at the airport said the passenger was
while boarding Emirates flight number EK782 to Hong Kong.
Relations Officer of the Customs Service at the airport, Thelma
Williams, said although the passenger declared the amount on the
prescribed forms CDF1A and CDF1B, he could not explain
satisfactorily the source of the money.
Williams said upon
investigation, the suspect was observed to be a frequent traveller.
“Upon investigation, the passenger was noted as a frequent traveller
with the currency.
"He travelled between 27 April and 15 September 2012 with 1.3 million dollars, which he took to Hong Kong.
“Also on 3
November 2012, the suspect travelled with 10 000 dollars to China and
the present case of 10 Januarie when he was caught trying to smuggle out
767 500 dollars to Hong Kong,” Williams said.
She said the passenger and the amount had been handed over to the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for further investigation.