May 18, 2021

Nigeria Customs: 2 Lebanese Arrested For Smuggling $890,000 Out Of Nigeria

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Nigeria Customs Command in Rivers State on Wednesday arrested two Lebanese, Dina Jihad Khali and Chamseddine Waell Mohammed.

Khali and Mohammed were attempting to smuggle a total sum of $890,000 out of Nigeria through the Port Harcourt International Airport.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced the investigation of two Lebanese.

The customs after their arrest handed them over to the Port Harcourt, Zonal office of the EFCC.

Mohammed Olayinka, Customs Area Controller, disclosed that Khali with Passport Number LR152975 (Republic of Lebanon) was arrested with $670,000.

Mohammed with Passport Number LR0356598 (Republic of Lebanon) had $220,000.

They were both arrested while trying to board a flight to Lebanon.

Olayinka said the suspects failed to declare to Customs.

The money has been lodged at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Rivers State for safekeeping.

Principal Detective Superintendent Macaulay Olayinka, while receiving the suspects appreciated the Customs for their vigilance and the synergy with the EFCC.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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