The security officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has prevented a suspect (nameswitheld) from trafficking $271.14m (N54.35 billion) through the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja.
FAAN Deputy General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Onyekwere Nnaekpe, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Lagos.
According to him, the money was found on a cleaner (nameswitheld) attached to one of the cleaning contractors at the airport.
It said that the the FAAN official apprehended the suspect at one of the screening points at ‘D’ Finger of the international terminal.
According to him, some of the foreign currency was found on the suspect while the remaining amount was found in the sanitary bucket which he was trying to pass through screening.
The cleaner was trying to convey the foreign currency to an accomplice at the sterile area of the terminal.
The suspect, has, however, been handed over to the appropriate security agencies at the airport for further investigation.