The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized $8,065,615 Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
NCS Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday.
According to the Customs boss, the cash was stashed inside a car ready to be loaded into an aircraft.
Ali said the vehicle belongs to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and that its driver and a NAHCO employee have been arrested.
He said the money was wrapped in large brown envelopes with the names of would-be owners, adding that no bank has claimed ownership of the money since it was seized.
More details shortly…