Passenger arrested with $767,500 at Lagos airport




The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of Nigeria Customs Service(NCS), has arrested a passenger at the airport with $767500.

The passenger identified as Yusuf Taofeeq Olanrewaju with passport number A03758685 was arrested while trying to board an Emirates flight number EK782 to Hong Kong via Dubai.

The passenger and money have been handed over to the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC), for further investigation.

The Customs Public Relations Officer at the airport, Mrs Thelma Williams said though the passenger declared the said amount on the prescribed forms CDF1A and CDF1B, he could not explain satisfactorily the source of the money.

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Williams explained that upon investigationsthe passenger was discovered to be a frequent traveler.

The PRO said: “ Upon investigation, the passenger , Yusuf Taofeeq Olarewaju was noted as a frequent traveler with currency as follows: on April 27, 2012, $182,000 , which he took to Hong Kong.

“On May, 26, 2012, he traveled with $228000 to Hong Kong.

“On July, 21, 2012, he traveled with $395000 to Hong Kong.

“On September 15, 2012, he traveled with $525000 to Hong Kong.

“On November 3, 2012, he traveled with $10000 to China. “And this present case , January, 10, 2013, when he traveled with $767500 to Hong Kong.”

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