The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA said it had apprehended two suspected hard currency smugglers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The agency made this known in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs Unit, Jonah Achema, on Friday in Abuja.
It said that the arrest was made by its Special Area Command at the airport, and named the suspects as Obasi Chidi, from Enugu State and Nebo Lloyd, from Abia.
It said that the suspects were apprehended as they arrived at the airport aboard an Ethiopian Airline Flight 911, connecting from Tel Aviv.
It stated that preliminary investigation indicated that the money was to be delivered to a recipient in Abuja, “the recipient whom they claimed was expected to disburse same to supposed beneficiaries. It added that the money was neither declared before take-off in Israel nor on their arrival in Nigeria.
It also said that the suspects and monetary exhibits had been transferred to the appropriate government agency for further investigation.
The agency said that the challenging security situation in the country called for vigilance in all areas.