EFCC ARRESTS LEBANESE WITH ABOUT $3M AT THE AIRPORT.

EFCC ARRESTS LEBANESE WITH ABOUT $3M AT THE AIRPORT.

One Abbas Lakis a Lebanese has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) for alleged money laundering offence.

The Lebanese was said to have been intercepted by the operatives of the EFCC at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja following a tip off.

In a statement issued by the anti -graft agency, it was stated that the suspect was travelling with a huge undeclared amount of money aboard the Egypt airline from Kano airport en route Lebanon.

The statement read in part, “At the point of arrest, a thorough 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, forty pounds; €144,680(one hundred and forty four thousand, six hundred and eighty Euros”.
According to the statement, other currencies discovered on Lakis were Riyal 391,838(three hundred and ninety one thousand, eight hundred and thirty eight riyals as well as CHF 3,420(three thousand four hundred and twenty Swiss franc).
In his possession also, Lira 435(four hundred and thirty five lira), 109, 000 (one hundred and nine thousand Lebanese pounds), Dirhams 10, 135(ten thousand, one hundred and thirty five UAE dirhams), 10,000 (ten thousand Chinese yuan) and riyal 10 (ten Qatar riya) were discovered on him.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes commission has said that the suspect, Abbas Lakis will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Chinwe Ugele

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