In Nigeria Bags of money found at Kaduna airport

Ibrahim Bappah who works with Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) local office said the "crispy naira notes" were detected when a distinctive aroma was noticed during a routine screening.

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Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has started an investigation to find the owner of some sacks of money that was found at Kaduna Airport on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

The sacks contained more than 49m naira ($155,000; £125,00).

According to the BBC, the five big sacks containing the money were seized by officials during a routine baggage screening.

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Ibrahim Bappah who works with EFCC local office said the "crispy naira notes" were detected when a distinctive aroma was noticed during a routine screening.

He added that the bags which were left unattended also came without tags.

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The EFCC said the money was made up of new naira N200 and N50 notes, bundled into packs with seals purportedly coming from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc (NSPM).

The EFCC is suspecting an illegal attempt by some unknown persons to move money.

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