South African authorities have
confiscated yet another US$5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, nearly three weeks after seizing $9.3 million in cash transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase, South Africa-
based City Express reported Monday.
As with the first deal, South Africa’s Asset Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority seized the $5.7 million (about N952 million) for allegedly being the proceeds of illegal transactions, the paper said.
The news came more than two weeks after two Nigerians and an Israeli national were arrested in South Africa after they attempted to smuggle US$9.3 million apparently meant for buying
arms for the Nigerian intelligence
The men landed at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, on September 5 in a private jet from Abuja
with the money stashed in three
suitcases. At the time, the South Africa Revenue Service, SARS, said customs officers became suspicious when the passengers’
luggage were unloaded and put through the scanners.
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