Akwa Ibom LG Chairman Arrested For Smuggling $82,000 Into USA
The Maryland State Police Department,
USA, yesterday confirmed the arrest of
the Executive Chairman of Udim Local
Government in Akwa Ibom State, Mr.
Nse Ntuen, for smuggling $82, 000 into
the United States without declaring it
with the Customs officials both in
Nigeria and the US.
Nse Ntuen, was arrested on Friday by
operatives of the Maryland State Police
Department at the BWI International
Airport, Baltimore. According to the
Police, he declared only $5,000 before
the rest of the money was found in his
He later admitted he truly smuggled the
money into the country with the aim to
use it as donations at the just-
concluded Annual International
Convention of the Akwa Ibom
Indigenes in the United States and
Canada which was held at the Marriot
Hotel in Washington, DC on saturday.
He was later released after 5 hours in
custody and the money seized.
Posted By K2I