..The Attempt is to steal ₦2.7bn from Nigeria economy
By Achadu Gabriel, kaduna
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has intercepted counterfeit of $4.7 million cash in Abuja. Operatives of the NDLEA, foiled the attempt by a syndicate to steal at least ₦2.7 billion from the Nigerian economy by pushing into circulation fake $4.7 million cash.
The operatives, according to a statement by its spokesman Femi Babafemi on Sunday, 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 noted that a controlled delivery of the parcelled counterfeit US Dollars totalling $4,760, 000.00, led to the arrest of a principal suspect, 42-year-old Abdulmumini Maikasuwa.
The seizure followed intelligence received by the FCT Command of the Agency detailing the movement of the cash and the vehicle conveying it.
Meanwhile,the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has directed that both the cash and the suspect in custody be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation.