The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has intercepts 4.7 million dollars counterfeit cash which was to be injected into Nigeria’s economy.
Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, in a statement said the agency’s operatives intercepted the fake money in the early hours of Friday 18th February at Abaji area of the Federal Capital Territory.
He added that it was a consignment sent from Lagos to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT and a controlled delivery of the parceled counterfeit US dollars totalling 4.76 million led to the arrest of a principal suspect, 52-year-old Abdulmumini Maikasuwa.
The agency’s Spokesman also said that in Kwara State, barely three weeks after a nursing mother, Rashidat Adebayo, 38, was granted administrative bail following her arrest for dealing in illicit drugs, operatives have again arrested her in Offa with assorted drugs such as Tramadol, Swinol, Diazepam and Pentazocine injection ampules. He explained that NDLEA officers also arrested two drug dealers: Sani Isa (aka Bilaz) and Bala Yerima in Hong, Adamawa state with 239 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 209kg, while operatives of the Bauchi state Command intercepted a truck coming from Lagos to Maiduguri, at Azare, Bauchi state