EFCC Arrests Lebanese With $2m At Abuja Airport

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arrested one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese, for money laundering.

Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard the Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route Lebanon.

According to EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, who confirmed the arrest, upon a thorough search on his luggage, $2,104,936 (Two Million, One Hundred and Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty six Dollars), £163, 740 (One Hundred and Sixty Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Forty Pounds), €144,680 (One Hundred and Forty Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty Euros) was found.

Other currencies found with Lakis include Riyal 391,838, CHF 3,420, Lira 435, £109,000 Lebanese Pounds, Dirhams 10,135 ¥10,000 Chinese Yuan and Riyal10 Qatar riyal.

The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.