- Posted August 22, 2013 by
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Akwa-Ibom LG Chairman Arrested For Smuggling $82,000 Into USA
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 bag.
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.