Kanu was in Russia for a World Cup curtain raiser match organized by FIFA in Kaliningrad, Russia. Kanu had over £8,000 in cash stolen from his suitcase in Moscow after he arrived from London.
He reported the money missing when he reached Kaliningrad.Lieutenant colonel Irina Volk, spokeswoman for the Russian Interior Ministry, said the loaders were dealing with the baggage from a London to Moscow flight.
“The stolen cash was removed (from the loaders) and will soon be returned to the owner”, she said.
The loaders, aged 30 and 36, face criminal investigation and could be sent to jail for up to six years.