Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have intercepted the sum of N49 million at Kaduna Airport on Tuesday.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, said in a statement issued in Abuja that the money which was found in five large black 150kg colored BUHU sacks was intercepted following a tip-off.

Uwujaren said during a routine baggage screening five sacks were sighted unattended and without tags containing fresh bulk items suspected to be money.

“Upon examination, the bags were found to contain fresh crispy naira notes of N200 denomination in 20 bundles totaling N40 million and N50 denomination in 180 bundles totaling N9 million with seal purportedly emanating from the Nigeria Security and Minting Plc (NSPM) as seen in the labeled sealed packs,” he said.

The EFCC spokesman said investigation into the case was in top gear to unravel the culprits behind the attempted illegal movement of the cash.