Nigerien authorities have arrested an unnamed Nigerian on money laundering charges for carrying €4.6m Euros (N1.05bn) in cash.
The suspect was arrested at the Diori Hamani Airport in Niamey en route Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
According to report, investigations on the laundered cash-in-transit have begun by the Nigerien security operatives. A media report in Niger Republic on Saturday said the National Union of Customs Officers at a press briefing “denounced the request of the Nigerian authorities” to return the seized money.
The Customs official stated that there had been several similar cases of money laundering in Niamey, the Nigerian capital.
When Punch correspondent contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the officials denied knowledge of the seizure and arrest in Niger Republic. The ministry’s spokesperson, Ogbole Ahmedu-Ode said, “I am hearing about this incident for the first time from you, we have not received any communication on the matter from any quarters.”
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