NDLEA arrests man with fake $4.7m notes in Abuja

NDLEA arrests man with fake $4.7m notes in Abuja


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA says its operatives have arrested a man with fake $4.7m notes in Abuja

It said the suspect was about to push the fake currency into circulation before nemesis caught up with him.

Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesman disclosed this on Sunday in a Press statement.

He explained 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’.

A controlled delivery of the parcelled counterfeit US dollars totalling $4, 760, 000.00, according to the NDLEA spokesman, led to the arrest of a principal suspect, 52-year-old Abdulmumini Maikasuwa.

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

The statement added that the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has therefore
directed that both the cash and the suspect in custody be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation.

Elsewhere in Kwara State, a nursing mother, Mrs. Rashidat Adebayo, 38, has been arrested her in Offa with assorted drugs such as Tramadol, Swinol, Diazepam and Pentazocine injection ampules.

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The agency explained that her latest voyage comes barely three weeks after she was granted administrative bail following her arrest for dealing in illicit drugs by it operatives.

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