Customs Service Intercepts Fake $6M

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service said it intercepted N6m wraps of fake US dollars, enroute to the Benin Republic from Nigeria through the border.

The Customs Area Controller in charge of the command, Dera Nnadi, while addressing journalists at the command on Thursday, said the currency which is equivalent to N2.7bn was intercepted on Tuesday.

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Giving details of the fake dollars, he said that all the currencies have the same serial number.

He added that two suspects were arrested in connection with the fake dollars.

“On January 31, 2023, Customs officers at Gbaaji checkpoint, intercepted a vehicle carrying two passengers. And upon intercepting them, they discovered these currencies your seeing here which are fake US dollars.”

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“When we counted them it was worth $6,000,000 in $100 wraps. But it will only take the eye of a trained officer to dictate that they are fake. One of the landmarks we discovered was that they bear the same serial numbers.”

He, however, said that the suspects tried bribing the customs officers with genuine $150,000 but the officers declined the offer.

Nnadi said the command also intercepted 39,000 litres of Petroleum Motor Spirit with a duty-paid value of N9 million also about to be taken out of the country.

“We also intercepted was 30 litres each of 1,300 jereycans of PMS along the creeks. We have two suspects for the fake currency and two suspects for the PMS.”

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