EFCC discovers N211m illegal gold at Lagos airport


EFCC discovers N211m illegal gold at Lagos airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have intercepted gold being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos State. According to NAN reports, The Gold illegally transported was said to have worth about N211 million.

EFCC Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Tony Orilade said that the consignment was en route Dubai. 

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He disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
 He 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.”

He said that investigations were currently ongoing to unravel the accomplice behind the illegal movement of the item.

“Meanwhile, the suspect is cooperating with operatives.

“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.