Security officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria prevented an unnamed suspect from trafficking 271.14 Million Dollars (N54.35 Billion) through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) on Thursday.
The FAAN Deputy General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Onyekwere Nnaekpe, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Lagos. According to it, some of the foreign currency was found on the suspect while the remaining amount was found in the sanitary bucket which he was trying to pass through screening.
The statement said that the cleaner was trying to convey the foreign currency to an accomplice at the sterile area of the terminal.
It said that the suspect was immediately handed over to the appropriate security agencies at the airport for further investigation.