Nigeria Customs intercepts over GHC37.4 million at Lagos airport

Nigeria Customs intercepts over GHC37.4 million at Lagos airport

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that over GHC37.4 million in cash has been intercepted from a passenger by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday, February 4.

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Speaking to The Nation, a source close to Customs mentioned that a worker at the Lagos airport who was allegedly involved with the money was arrested by the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command.

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Meanwhile, the NCS controller general, Hameed Ali, noted that the money was packed in a six big Bagco bag and loaded in a coaster bus, the Guardian reports. An investigation has already been launched to reveal the masterminds behind the deal.

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YEN.com.gh had previously reported that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday, January 9, said it generated GHC19.9 million as revenue for the year 2019. The NCS said the the total revenue for the year 2019 exceeded the target of GHC13.8 million by GHC 5,985,530,760.80 revenue.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col, Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), while commenting on the feat, described it as a result of resolute pursuit of what is right rather than being populist by compromising national interest on the altar of individual or group interests.

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