Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted fake $4.7 million cash from Abuja.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, said 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 totaling $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 the cash and the suspect in custody be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation.