Ahmad Tijjani Abdul, Kano
Eagle-eyed security personnel attached to Malam Aminu Kano International airport on Thursday intercepted bags filled up with different foreign currency denominations allegedly smuggled into the country via Ethiopian Airline.
Security sources close to the emerging development told VerityNews that the Ethiopian Airline had arrived the airfield at about 2pm local time, and shortly after it departed Kano, the suspicious bags were uncovered.
The multiple sources who pleaded anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the development explained ” as soon as the passengers disembarked from the jet, they uncovered suspicious luggage.”
In his words “As soon as the Airline left, some Security Personnel uncovered some suspicious luggage and upon checking them different foreign currencies were seen hiding in them”.
He spoke further, “upon close scrutiny further assorted foreign currencies in Dollars, Euro, pound Starlings and others were uncovered”.
The impeccable sources said that it was at that moment, we called for reinforcement , and in no time the police, DSS, Custom, Immigration and even EFCC drafted their men in combat gears.
This tabloid learnt thst “security personnel began counting the money thereafter and it took them six hours to round off.
However, the sources failed to divulge the sum total of the hard currency seized, adding that “that would expose their identities. “
All efforts to speak to different security agencies involved in the sting operation failed as most of them feigned ignorance.