South African Government Seize $9.3m Cash From Two Nigerians, Israeli
BEVERLY HILLS, September 15, (THEWILL) - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has seized $9.3 million cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli at the Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg after they arrived on a private jet from Abuja, Nigeria's capital.
A spokeswoman of the South African Revenue Service, SARS Marika Muller said the cash is being held at the central bank as police investigate the incident because the funds were undeclared and way above the prescribed legal limit.
The men according to a Reuters report said they were going to use the funds to buy arms. The cash was transported in three suitcases, The City Press reported.
“The passengers' luggage was searched after Customs officials detected irregularities. The money was detained as it was undisclosed/undeclared and above the prescribed legal limit,” Muller said in a statement.