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Man arrested with $185K; SAR1.7M hidden in diapers at Kano Int’l Airport in Nigeria

The Nigerian Customs Service has handed over a man arrested with $184,800 and wads of 1.7 million Saudi Riyals (SAR) at the Aminu Kano International Airport to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Sabo Suleiman “was nabbed when he came to claim an unaccompanied luggage which arrived aboard an Ethiopian Air flight ET911 from Saudi Arabia through Addis Ababa,” a statement by the EFCC said on Friday.

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The anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in the statement that Suleiman concealed the wads of foreign currency notes in a diaper pack when he was arrested on June 17, in a joint operation involving the operatives of the commission, the State Security Service (SSS), and the NCS.

Contained in the diaper packs were bales foreign currency notes valued at $184,800 and 723,310 Saudi Riyals, EFCC said.

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Uwujaren said the Area Comptroller in charge of Kano/Jigawa Command of the NCS, Suleiman Umar handed the suspect to the Kano Zonal Office of the EFCC on July 1.

The commission which lauded the inter-agency collaboration leading to the arrest pledged to carry the other agencies involved along in the investigation of the matter.

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