National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said the 809,850 euro cash Its men seized from arrested two female suspects at Lagos International Airport, Ayeki Happy and Precious Idahagbon were done to ascertain if the cash is a proceed of drug business.
NDLEA stated this in a news release made available yesterday by the Agency’s Director of Media and Public Advocacy.
NDLEA said Ayeki Happy was arrested on February 16, 2022 when she arrived the Lagos Airport from Italy on Turkish airline flight with £69,850 cash concealed in her luggage and not declared before Security Operatives at the Airport.
NDLEA said Precious Idahagbon had been arrested four days earlier when she arrived the Airport from Vienna, Austria through Istanbul, Turkey with £740,000 cash hidden in her luggage and undeclared upon arrival.
“On the same day, a female passenger, Ms. Ayeki Happy who arrived the airport from Italy on Turkish Airline flight was arrested with 69,850 Euros cash concealed in her luggage. This was four days after another lady, Precious Idahagbon was arrested with 740,000 Euros cash hidden in her luggage and undeclared upon her arrival at the airport from Vienna, Austria via Istanbul, Turkey. Both cash seizures are currently under investigation to establish if they are proceeds of drug business”, Femi Babafemi said .