FEDERAL agents at the Peachtree DeKalb Airport in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia have seized a private jet belonging to a yet-to-be-identified Nigerian because he is suspected of being involved in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.
According to US news media outlet WSB-TV, the jet belongs to a Nigerian national charged in a multi-million-dollar international fraud scheme. It reported that investigators collected evidence from the plane and a K-9 team of federal agents swept it for drugs and other contraband material.
So far, no more has been said about the seizure however, the news channel stated that the agents declined to say specifically how they connected the plane to the man facing the fraud charges. Of late, US authorities have begun enacting international money laundering laws that require countries to seize illicit funds stashed in their banks.
Corrupt Nigerian politicians have traditionally used the US and UK as havens to stash their illicit earnings, investing in choice properties in both countries. Until recently, the US turned a blind eye to such money laundering.