By Sani Wilson Enemona

A huge stock of foreign currencies brought in by an Ethiopian Airline cargo has been uncovered at Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA, by operatives the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS on Thursday.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the currencies which were wrapped in three huge bales, were discovered after the aircraft had offloaded the cargo and left at about 2pm.

It was gathered that the officers on duty, comprising Aviation Security, AVSEC, Customs and SSS operatives swiftly alerted the EFCC operatives who arrived at the scene and evacuated the currencies.

“We suddenly saw the arrival of heavily armed security personnel including police, Customs officers, EFCC officials and others.

“When they arrived, they cordoned off the area and started evacuating the bags of the money from the terminal.

“The EFCC operatives came with money counting machine and started counting the cash from about 2pm up to about 6 pm. The seizure is huge,” said the source.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, when contacted stated that he was not yet briefed about the incident, but said he would call Kano office for confirmation.

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