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EFCC Detectives Arrest Lebanese With Over $2m At Abuja Airport

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have 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.

At the point of arrest, a thorough search on his luggage uncovered $2,104,936; £163,740; and €144,680.

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Other currencies found on Lakis included Riyal 391,838; CHF 3,420; Lira 435; £109,000; Dirhams 10,135; ¥10,000; and Riyal 10 in his possession.

EFCC’s Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade in a statement on Friday, said Lakis will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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