EFFC seizes gold worth N1.1BN at Abuja Airport


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized gold worth about $3,131,412.39 (about N1,127,308,460.39), being allegedly exported to Dubai, United Arab Emirates illegally, The Nation is reporting.
The precious metal was said to have been seized at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by a team of EFCC detectives led by a female officer.
According to The Nation, one Abba Ali Yahaya was identified as the brain behind the deal.
Abba also had on him €112,000 undeclared and no fewer than 19 Automated Teller Machine cards.
The gold was reportedly handed over to Abba by a syndicate of illegal miners operating in Zamfara State.

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