Two Nigerians and one Isreali arrested for smuggling $9.3m into S’Africa, aimed for Purchasing “Arms”
South African police are currently investigating two Nigerians and an Israeli citizen who tried to smuggle $9.3 million in cash into the country on September 5th, 2014. South Africa’s City Press newspaper, says:
The money was in bundles of unused $100 bills packed in three suitcase were transported in a small business jet, a bombadier Challenger 600 with a Nigerian crew and was piloted by Nigerian “Captain Tunde Ojongbede.
The jet departed from Abuja and when it arrived South Africa, the money was discovered and when asked, the men said it was for the purchase of arms for the Nigerian security services.
Mr. Marika Muller, a spokesperson from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), said in a statement, that the money was seized at the Lanseria airport, northwest of Johannesburg. “The passengers’ luggage was searched after Customs officials detected irregularities. The money was detained as it was undisclosed/undeclared and above the prescribed legal limit,”
South African airport security spokesman Solomon Makgale confirmed a police investigation was underway but declined to give details.
Posted on September 15, 2014, in Africa, crime, latest news, travel and tagged a bombadier Challenger 600, Abuja, business jet, Captain Tunde Ojongbede, investigation, Isreali, Lanseria airport, Money, Mr. Marika Muller, Nigerians, northwest of Johannesburg, Pilot, Purchase arms, SARS, smuggling, South Africa, The passengers' luggage. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.