Nigerian Customs in Katsina intercepts suspects, N71.3m hidden in car boot

  The Katsina Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday said it intercepted an ash colour Toyota vehicle and arrested three sus...


 

The Katsina Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday said it intercepted an ash colour Toyota vehicle and arrested three suspects in possession of N71,350,000 stashed inside the car’s booth.

The three suspects he said were arrested at Dan Isa community, located at the bank of Niger Republic with the said amount in the middle of the night.

The Comptroller of the State Command, Dalha Wada, disclosed this on Monday while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the command for the month of November 2021.

He said: “While intensifying our search on anti-smuggling activities on Katsina-Jibia border axis, we arrested three suspects with N71.350 million Naira cash inside the booth of an ash coloured Toyota Corolla along Katsina Jibia axis exit. The said amount was stashed inside a ghana must go bag.”

What warranted the arrest according to Wada is that the
the suspects were: “in possession of over $10,000 undeclared money, dead of the night, at the border exit route as well as in the place where the border is officially closed.

“What are they doing with N71,350,000 cash at that hour! We brought the money, the suspect and the vehicle to the command. We counted the money, informed the customs headquarters and then took the money to Central Bank Katsina for safekeeping.

”However, we granted the suspects an administrative bail as the case has been transferred to the headquarters as investigations are ongoing.” Wada said

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