Customs CG, Hameed Ali
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted $8,065,615 at the airport.
NCS Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, said on Tuesday at a press conference that the cash was stashed inside a car ready to be loaded into an aircraft.
Ali said the vehicle belongs to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and that its driver and a NAHCO employee have been arrested.
The Customs boss said the money was wrapped in large brown envelopes with the names of would-be owners, adding that no bank has claimed ownership of the money since it was seized.
He did not reveal the aircraft that was meant to transport the money.