South Africa has reportedly seized five point seven million dollars cash from an Israeli who claimed he was on a mission to purchase arms for the Nigerian government.
The seizure came three weeks after another nine point three million dollars cash was also seized from two Nigerians and an Israeli meant to purchase arms for Nigeria.
South Africa-based City Express reported today that the Israeli, Eyal Mesika, had the combination to open the plastic suitcases containing the cash.
Also found in his possession was a list of items to be purchased, including helicopters, unmanned aircrafts, rockets and ammunition.
The paper reported that the transaction was between Cerberus Risk Solutions, an arms broker based in Cape Town, and a company based in Abuja.