EFCC Intercepts Gold Worth N211m at Lagos Airport


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have intercepted gold worth about N211 million being illegally transported through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

EFCC’s Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Orilade said the consignment was en route Dubai.

He said “following intelligence reports, the operatives on November 9, 2018 uncovered the gold weighing about 35 kilogrammes (kg) just at the point of departure of a suspect currently in the EFCC’s custody.”

He said 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 added.