NDLEA Intercepts Fake $4.7million cash…Saves The Nation N2.7billion.*Arrests Nursing Mum 3 Weeks After Bail On Same Drug Offence.

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


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 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. Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Retired Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa has directed that the cash and the suspect be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation.


Meanwhile, in Kwara state, a 38years old nursing mother, Mrs. Rashidat Adebayo, has been re-arrested barely three weeks after she was granted administrative bail. She was re-arrested in Offa with assorted drugs such as Tramadol, Swinol, Diazepam and Pentazocine injection ampules.
Before her latest arrest on Thursday 17th February, the nursing mother had been arrested and granted bail on 24th January 2022 for dealing in similar drugs.


In the same vein, NDLEA officers have arrested two drug dealers: Sani Isa (aka Bilaz) and Bala Yerima in Hong, Adamawa state with 239 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 209kg, just as operatives of the Bauchi state Command have intercepted a truck marked FFF 422 XB coming from Lagos to Maiduguri, at Azare, Bauchi. A total of 164.8kg of cannabis sativa concealed in peak milk cartons was recovered from the truck.

NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy,Femi Babafemi assured that the suspects would be arraigned in court accordingly.

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