Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says five large sacks of mint-looking local currency have been discovered at a check-in counter at Kaduna International Airport.
Ibrahim Bappah with the anti-graft commission’s local office said Tuesday the “crispy naira notes” were discovered Monday when a distinctive aroma was detected during routine screening.
The owner of the money fled and has not been found. The intended destination of the sacks of cash, worth about $155,000, is not immediately clear.
Bappah says the anti-graft commission is looking into whether the money is linked to any crime.
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