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NDLEA Nabs Syndicate with $4.7m Counterfeit Notes in Abuja


By Sani Wilson Enemona

Operatives of the have foiled the attempt by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have foiled an attempt by a syndicate to steal at least N2.7 billion from the Nigerian economy by pushing into circulation fake $4.7 million cash.

Daily Star Nigeria gathered that the operatives had in the early hours of Friday 18th February 2022 intercepted a consignment sent from Lagos to Abuja at Abaji area of the Federal Capital Territory.

It was further revealed that the controlled delivery of the parcelled counterfeit US dollars totaling $4, 760, 000.00 led to the arrest of a principal suspect, 52-year-old Abdulmumini Maikasuwa.

Vanguard reports that the seizure followed intelligence received by the FCT Command of the Agency detailing the movement of the cash and the vehicle conveying it.

It was furtherer learnt that the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has ordered that both the cash and the suspect in custody be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation.

The officers and men of the FCT Command, have been applauded by the NDLEA’s Chief Executive for their vigilance and preventing counterfeit $4.7 million from going into the streets.

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