211 million naira in gold intercepted at Lagos international airport - EFCC

Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives on Tuesday, intercepted N211 million in gold being transport through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos State for Dubai.

The agency's Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Tony Orilade, made this known in Abuja disclosing that an investigation is underway to identify all actors involved in the illegal transportation of the items.

Mr. Orilade said "following intelligence reports, the operatives on November 9, 2018, uncovered the gold weighing about 35kg just at the point of departure of a suspect currently in the EFCC's custody."

"Meanwhile, the suspect is cooperating with operatives", he added.

"It will be recalled that the EFCC also in March 2017, intercepted bags containing a total of N49 million cash being illegally transported out of the country through the Kaduna International Airport," Orilade said.

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