By Suleiman Ramat
The Murtala Muhammed Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has handed over the sum of $50 million seized by its officials for lack of proper documentation to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Federal Government’s currency policy mandates any person travelling out of the country with more than $10,000 or equivalent in other currencies to declare same on a Customs Currency Declaration Form (CDF).
Controller of the Command, Comptroller Jane Soboiki, while speaking on the seizure at the weekend, said a consignment of 36 packages weighing 563kg, which contained the $50 million, arrived the country on an aircraft on March 21, 2019 without proper documentation.
The consignment, she said, was subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation.