Operatives of the Foreign Exchange Malpractices Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday, arrested two men at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja, for money laundering.
The two travelers were arrested after being found with 3,013,500 Saudi Riyal (N314.8m) at the Abuja airport.
Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted the money sealed in brown envelopes and transported in ‘Ghana must go’ bags at the baggage hall of the airport after being freighted to the country from Saudi Arabia through Ethiopian Airline.
The men suspected to be agents of the owners of the money were handed over to the EFCC on Thursday for further investigation.
Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest, said that the suspects have been interrogated and their statements taken.