Crime/Defense

‘Fake $4.7m cash intercepted in Abuja’ — NDLEA

A sum to the tune of $4.7 million cash was on Sunday intercepted by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abuja.

This development was made known on Sunday in a statement issued by the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi who had explained that the operatives of the agency had in the early hours of Friday, February 18 stopped a consignment sent from Lagos to Abuja at the Abaji area of the Federal Capital Territory.

According to Babafemi, controlled delivery of the parcelled counterfeit notes totalling $4.7m led to the arrest of a principal suspect, 52-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, after which the NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retired) directed that both the cash and the suspect in custody be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation.

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