Friday, January 21

Three men arrested with N71m cash stashed inside a car booth

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted a vehicle stashed with N71 million cash inside it’s booth.

The Katsina State command of the NCS arrested three suspects in possession of the huge sum.

The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the three suspects were arrested at Dan Isa community, located at the bank of Niger Republic with the said amount in the middle of the night.

Disclosing this in Katsina, the command’s NCS Comptroller Dalha Wada, 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-colored Toyota Corolla along Katsina Jibia axis exit. The said amount was stashed inside a ghana must go bag.”

“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 added.

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