Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kaduna Zonal office, has intercepted a sum of N49million in five large 150kg sacks.
According to the anti-graft agency, the sacks were intercepted following a tip off on Tuesday.
A statement by the EFFC said the money was recovered, “During a routine baggage screening, five sacks were sighted unattended and without tags containing fresh bulk items suspected to be money.
“Upon examination, the bags were found to contain fresh crispy naira notes of N200 denomination in 20 bundles totaling forty million naira and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling nine million naira with seal purportedly emanating from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc as seen in the labeled sealed packs.”
The EFCC said investigation was ongoing “to unravel the culprits behind the attempted illegal movement of the cash”.
The development is coming barely one month after the EFCC raided the home of former NNPC boss, Yakubu, in Kaduna city where it discovered the sum of $9.8m and £74, 000.