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Two Lebanese Sent To Jail In An Attempted To Smuggle $890,000 Out Of Nigeria

Nuelson Penuel Friday, August 21, 2020 News

 

Two Lebanese Sent to Jail
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of two Lebanese nationals who attempted to smuggle $890,000 out of Nigeria. The conviction was secured by the EFCC Port Harcourt zonal office on Thursday, August 20, 2020 after the suspects, Chamseddine Waell Mohammed and Dina Jihad Khali both pleaded guilty. The EFCC had dragged the two Lebanese before Justice I. M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a separate one-count charge of money laundering preferred against them. The offences run contrary to Section 2 (3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended) and punishable under Section 2 (5) of the same Act. Both defendants were sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice Sani after their arraignment in court. Naija News recalls officers of the Nigeria Customs, Rivers State command, had arrested the two Lebanese while they were attempting to smuggle a total sum of $890,000 out of Nigeria through the Port Harcourt International Airport. The customs after their arrest handed them over to the Port Harcourt, Zonal office of the EFCC.

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