Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) busted and arrested a Lebanese man Abbas Lakis for alleged money laundering.
According to reports, Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he had a huge amount of diverse currencies on him.
It was also recorded that he had boarded the Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route to Lebanon.
At the point of arrest, $2,104,936 (Two Million, One Hundred and Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty six Dollars), £163, 740 (One Hundred and Sixty Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Forty Pounds), €144,680 (One Hundred and Forty Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty Euros) were discovered in his luggage.
Other currencies found with Lakis include Riyal 391,838 (Three Hundred and Ninety One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Thirty Eight Riyals), CHF 3,420 (Three Thousand Four Hundred and Twenty Swiss Franc),Lira 435 (Four Hundred and Thirty five Lira), £109,000 (One Hundred and Nine Thousand Lebanese Pounds), Dirhams 10,135 (Ten Thousand One Hundred and Thirty Five UAE Dirhams) ¥10,000 (Ten Thousand Chinese Yuan) and Riyal10 (Ten Qatar riyal), in his possession.
The EFCC has, however, said he will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.