The Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted over 8,065 thousand dollars at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA in Lagos.

This was disclosed by the Customs Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, at a press conference in Lagos.

He added that the cash which was stashed in a car was intercepted while it was about to be loaded into an aircraft.

Ali said a suspect, the driver of the vehicle who is a staff of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company NAHCO, has been arrested in connection with the alleged money laundering.

He, however, did not provide details of the aircraft but added that the money was stashed inside a vehicle belonging to NAHCO.

He further said investigations are on to reveal those behind the Laundering.