The officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have intercepted gold worth about N211 million being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos en route Dubai.
An official statement issued yesterday by acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, announced the interception.
The statement disclosed that following intelligence report, 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, “Investigations are currently ongoing to unravel his accomplice behind the illegal movement of the goods. “
LEADERSHIP gathered that, the suspect is cooperating with EFCC operatives.
In a related development, EFCC had in March last year intercepted bags containing a total of N49 million being illegally transported out of the country through the Kaduna International Airport.