Tuesday 27 November 2012

MMIA Special Task Force seize over $2million and SAR20,300 undeclared funds.

Sky Watch Nigeria.

Officials of the Airport Committee Special Task Force operating at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport during the weekend seized $2,073,160 dollars and Saudi Arabian Riyal SAR20, 300 from two passengers.

The confisticated monies are were in the possession of two male travellers who failed to declare them at the departure area of ‘E’ Wing of the airport. One of the men identified as Mr. Talal Hammoud was with an with International passport with number A03599105. The other Mr. Hassan Rmaiti, is a staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) with Duty Card no: 25009.

Although there is still no clear information on where the travellers were headed before the arrest,  the undeclared funds were being carried in three bags.

There have been several attempts to launder money by passengers, and more recently unscrupulous agency staffs with a string of cases growing by the day. Resident and related security agencies and officers continue in the efforts to filter corrupt agency staffs.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Area Comptroller at the Lagos Airport, Mr. Eporwei Edike Charles said the suspects and the funds have been transferred to the EFCC for further investigations.


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